Neighbourhood Development Plan
Parkend is part of the Forest Edge South Neighbourhood Development Plan which includes the settlements of Parkend with Moseley Green and The Barracks, Yorkley, Whitecroft, Pillowell, Viney Hill and Oldcroft.
This process will guide the development and preservation of buildings and communities by considering issues related to transport and roads, health, housing, recreation and everything else that affects life for residents in the location.
If you would like to be involved in this process please check the village noticeboards, this Facebook page and flyers around the village for details or contact Elaine Highfield for further information.
What are they?
As part of a Neighbourhood Development Plan it is necessary to look for characteristics that make up the area the plan relates to;
- It is a document that describes the distinct appearance and feel of a settlement or area.
- It communicates the key physical features and characteristics that combine to give a particular settlement or an area its local distinctiveness and unique identity.
How are they used?
These character assessments can be used by developers and their architects to help them understand the local character and progress sensitively designed proposals in keeping with the feel and appearance of the area. If necessary, it also helps protect against poor development options.
How are they done?
A resident or group of residents will go to a specific nominated area and take notes using set criteria and also photographs based on what they see. These are then typed up and added to the other assessments.
These are the Parkend assessments completed so far but each of the other villages will have their own documents. These will all then be collated to create an overall character assessment of the Forest Edge South NDP..
The next meeting of the Forest Edge South Neighbourhood Development Plan will take place at 7pm December 12th 2018 in Pillowell Village Hall. If you are interested in finding out more information about this project you are very welcome to attend the meeting.