Parish plans are a form of community-led plan that determine the future of communities and how they can change for the better. They are documents that set out a vision for the future of a parish and outline how that can be achieved in an Action Plan.
The parish plan process may include:
- a village appraisal – a household questionnaire to assess needs and aspirations of local people
- participatory appraisals – hands-on interactive workshops
- business surveys
- the creation of an action plan
The Knapton Village Plan is a Parish Plan and was produced in 2008 to reflect the local vision of how local residents wanted to see our area change in the ensuing years. It was community-led and attempted to reflect the needs of our village and the surrounding countryside.
Development of the plan took almost two years and was led by the Knapton Village Plan Steering Group, supported by the Parish Council.
Within this document, you will find an overview of Knapton and its history, the results of the residents’ surveys and the Action Plans that have been drawn up on the back of these results.
In summary, our Village Plan is intended to reflect the collective views of all sections of our community in a statement of how it sees itself progressing over the next few years, identifying which features and local characteristics residents value or are concerned about.