Bringing the Community together
In April 2016, Great Barton Parish Council applied to St Edmundsbury Borough Council to designate the whole of the Great Barton Parish boundary as a Neighbourhood Area for preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. These links show
Great Barton Neighbourhood Plan Area Application (now superseded)
Supporting Statement (now superseded)
Neighbourhood Area Map (now superseded)
The overarching aspiration for Great Barton is to provide a rural environment which safeguards and enhances the village ethos for the continuing well-being of its residents.
The overall aim of the Neighbourhood Plan will be to present a vision with policies not only for housing and business development but future education provision, leisure opportunities, any roads or transport changes, medical facilities, and other infrastructure projects for the parish. It will also identify areas which need to be protected to retain and enhance the character of the Parish.
The draft Vision set out in the April 2016 supporting statement is:
Due to change in the Great Barton Parish boundary following a community governance review, on 10 January 2019, Great Barton Parish Council submitted a new application to define the revised boundary of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the council confirmed the designated area on 14 January 2019.
A designation statement to this effect, a copy of the application and supporting information and a map identifying the neighbourhood area can be viewed below (which supersedes the previous area designation approved in June 2016):
The revised Vision in the Draft Plan dated January 2020 is:
By 2041 Great Barton will be a thriving and safe rural community that provides for the needs of existing and future residents whilst respecting, enhancing and sustaining the special character and environment of the village
In the Vision we define specific words as follows: