What is a Town Plan?
A town (or parish) plan is a document which sets out a vision for how a community wishes to develop and the actions that are needed to achieve this vision. The plan is usually quite wide in scope in that it takes on board a range of issues within the community.
A plan typically comprises a report detailing how consultation has been carried out in the community, conclusions that have been drawn and an action plan setting out what needs doing, when, why, by whom and at what cost
There is usually a mix of actions covering a wider range of topics such as transport, traffic, community facilities, the environment, housing, communication, the local economy, community safety, town appearance etc.