The Parish Plans are a set of documents drawn up by local people to influence the future development of the Parish. They consist of the Community Plan and three Village Character Statements. The involvement of local people is central to the Parish Plans. The plans have been developed after a long process of consultation and testing with local people and depend on local people for their success.
For more information about the community plan and the village character statements please contact the Parish Council.
The Shinfield Parish Community Plan sets out a vision for the future development of the Parish of Shinfield as a whole and an action plan to achieve this vision.
A copy of the published plan can be downloaded here.
A copy of the map that accompanies the plan can be downloaded here. Note that it might take a while to load in some browsers and at some connection speeds.
A copy of the evidence base for the community plan can be downloaded here.
The action plan sets out a number of actions to help achieve the community plan’s five priorities:
For each action a lead partner has been identified – sometimes the Borough or Parish Council but in other cases, community groups or other organisations.
Village Character Statements provide guidance and information to developers and local people who wish to alter or extend their properties about the type of buildings and development that local people feel is appropriate for their communities in the future. They describe the type of local environment and the building fabrics and styles and the street scene that is in keeping with the communities.
Village Character Statements exist for:
Both the Community Plan and the Village Character Statements are the result of a long process of consultation with local people starting in 2005 through surveys and questionnaires, meetings and information points at village fetes and similar events.
The Shinfield Parish Volunteer Group is one of the key groups in implementing the Community Plan. It co-ordinates various voluntary activities in the Parish, in particular the regular Parish Walks and Footpath Task Force and the new volunteer driving scheme.
If you want more information see the Local community groups page.