Ingatestone & Fryerning Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16
The Ingatestone and Fryerning Neighbourhood Plan (IFNP) covers the period 2020-2033. The Plan presents a vision for the future of the parish and provides planning policies which will help to guide development and community projects, protect valued assets and deliver our identified vision for the future.
Through consultation with the local community and a comprehensive assessment of the parish, the Ingatestone and Fryerning Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee (NPAC) has identified the following vision for the future of the parish.
Ingatestone and Fryerning are vibrant and distinctive rural villages with easy access to fields and the countryside. We strive to respect and reflect the views of our communities, to evolve and expand whilst retaining our unique and distinctive character and to provide a good quality of life for current and future generations of residents.
Through the Neighbourhood Plan, the parish council will support this vision by:
- recognising and protecting the character and history of the neighbourhood area, its conservation areas (Fryerning, Ingatestone High Street, Station Lane and Tor Bryan), listed buildings and sites.
- supporting measured, proportionate, timely and sustainable development to meet local requirements, particularly those of our young people and older residents.
- influencing key 'age friendly' issues, for example, community safety, housing, planning, street lighting, green spaces, playing fields and parks, community centres, war memorials, seats, shelters and public toilets.
- engaging residents, particularly older people in the creation of social networks, enabling action for safer, kinder, cleaner, inclusive and connected communities (both online and offline).
- promoting a flourishing local economy with a range of successful independent businesses.
- giving consideration to effective transport links, the staffed train station, the bus service and access routes for movement around the village of cyclists and pedestrians.
- endorsing policies that have a positive effect on the environment, including those that remove or minimise flood risk, mitigate climate change, reduce our carbon footprint and minimise the impact of traffic to protect the quality of air within the parish.