What's the Neighbourhood Plan all about?
Our Draft Vision:
In 2033, Tatsfield will have retained its strong community spirit and will continue to provide an excellent quality of life for residents, visitors and those who work in the parish. Appropriate new development will have been provided to meet the needs of the local community whilst retaining the parish’s semi-rural character and separate identity. The parish’s functioning village centre will have been strengthened and valued local services and facilities will have been maintained and improved.
Planning areas. There are six areas which include:
1 Environment/open spaces
This area will look at how we protect and enhance the environment, woodlands, meadows, landscapes, open views (area of outstanding beauty), bio diversity and wildlife as well as how we preserve the historic heritage and environment of the village.
2 Built Environment
This area will look at the Planning systems to achieve High-quality design, sustainability, consistent with the established character of the village and landscaped in a way that is consistent with our rural aspect.
3 Housing and Planning
This area will look at the location and range of housing we need to plan for to meet the needs of the current community. The team will cover areas such as the mix of housing to meet the needs of older residents for down-sizing, younger residents looking for the first home, and affordable houses for lower income earners; and invite land owners in the parish to offer potential plots they would like to be considered for development
4 Travel and Infrastructure (e.g. Travel and Transport - roads, parking, digital economy, Information and Communication)
This area will look at how we improve the local infrastructure, roads, public transport, utilities, drainage, digital connectivity, improvements to the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other traffic. Mike and his team will also look at how we improve availability of village parking, improve facilities for people with disabilities (and other ailments eg Dementia) – potential paving with Surrey CC adopting jointly used access roads in the village
5 Local Economy (Local Businesses, Shops and Services)
This area will look at how we support local businesses in retail, agriculture, home working and service industries, Promote opportunities for local employment. Nuture home based businesses and home working
6 Community Facilities (Sports, recreational, School, Police, Church, Village Hall, Clubs, Village amenities etc)
This area will look at how we maintain and enhance the recreational, cultural, religious and charitable activities. The team will also look at protecting and expanding the acquisition of community driven assets such as woodlands, meadows, sports grounds and other community assets, supporting community energy projects and the provision of a vibrant local sporting facility.