First Draft

Welcome to Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Neighbourhood Development Plan

We are writing the Plan document in stages putting the draft onto this site as we go along. We welcome your comments by using the red Feedback email button.

Foreword by Steering Group Chairman

Those of us who volunteered in 2018 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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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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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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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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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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Affordable Housing – 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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Business and the Economy – 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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