First Draft

Welcome to Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Neighbourhood Development Plan

The aim is to provide useful information about how the plan is developing and to invite comments on the contents and scope proposed. The plan is in early draft stage and will be a work in progress with new features regularly added to this site.

Coronavirus April 2020

The Steering Group is still working at writing sections of the first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan document, based on local people’s views from our community questionnaire.  If national or...

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Introduction

Introduction to the Neighbourhood Plan and a vision for the area Neighbourhood Plans, once passed at a local referendum, will form part of the local government land use planning system and help...

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Vision Statement

The Plan sets out to celebrate and sustain the unique characteristics of the market town of Kingsbridge, the distinct and separate villages of West Alvington and  Churchstow, and the estuary and...

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Foreword by Steering Group Chairman

Those of us who volunteered in 2017 to join a Steering Group to help the three local parishes produce this Neighbourhood Plan did so because we felt great affection for the area in which we live,...

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The Natural Environment – Theme 1

The plan sets out to protect and enhance the local environment of green and open spaces that surround and connect into the villages and town. All future development should have due regard of its...

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Housing and Homes – Theme 2

This plan supports the greater provision of truly affordable dwellings in Kingsbridge and West Alvington. This includes homes for all ages but particularly young families and the elderly. All...

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Employment, Economy & Training – Theme 3

Sustaining the local tourism industry and activities that support it, such as marine and land- based leisure is the highest priority. The plan supports a vibrant high street with independent shops...

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