Neighbourhood Plan

Progress so far

Formed late in 2017 the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is made up of volunteer residents from the parish, including Parish Councillors. To date it has established a vision and objectives for the Neighbourhood Plan and established an overarching aim to “to preserve the character and sustainability of our semi-rural parish”. We have collected much background information on relevant planning policy, potential residential and commercial developments, census data etc. and feedback from residents on their current likes and dislikes concerning the parish. Analysis of this evidence has enabled the drafting of an outline plan which is being used to guide the drafting of surveys for parish residents and other stakeholders which are planned for the autumn of 2019. We can anticipate a complex response given the variety of issues and the geographic diversity of the Parish. As a reminder the Laverstock and Ford Parish is made up of four community areas: Laverstock and Milford; Bishopdown Farm/Hampton Park/Riverdown Park; Ford; and Old Sarum/Longhedge. This represents a mix of housing development; rural, semi-rural, and built-up environments; and infrastructure challenges such as transport, community facilities, etc. Detailed analysis of these surveys will enable a definitive plan to be written which reflects residents’ and other stakeholders’ views.

Find out more

We want to improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of Laverstock and Ford Parish. We want to do this with a maximum input from all those who live and/or work and/or use the amenities and services of the parish. In short, we want you to be part of it! If you would like to shape the future of Laverstock and Ford join us! Everyone has a contribution to make.

If you’d like to volunteer to become part of the Neighbourhood Plan Team (either as a member of the Steering Group or as a one off contributor)  or suggest issues which the Neighbourhood Plan might address please see the Contact Us section.

Looking forward to hearing from you.