Skip to main content
Postcode Search
Alert Sign Icon
Reception is closed, but we are open for business.

In line with government advice our reception at Bridgwater House remains closed. You can contact us by calling 0300 303 7800 or by emailing

Community and Neighbourhood Planning

This page gives details about the Neighbourhood Planning process. It also provides information about Village Design Statements and Parish Plans.

Village Design Statements

"Village Design Statements" are a form of local planning guidance that the Countryside Agency (formerly Countryside Commission) has been actively encouraging for a number of years.

Neighbourhood Planning

The Localism Act 2011 gives new powers to local communities to shape development in their area.

Parish Plans

Parish plans provide the opportunity for communities to come together to set out their vision for their community; their aspirations and aims.