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The vision statement forms part of the production of the Neighbourhood Plan in that it encapsulates who we are, where we are and where we are going.


Your Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee (NPAC) comprising residents and councillors, meets at the Library monthly and is open to all residents. It has produced the vision statement below and would be interested to receive any comments that would make it more relevant to yourselves. 

Ingatestone and Fryerning aspire to thrive as vibrant and distinctive rural villages with easy access to fields and the countryside; to continue to respect and reflect the views of the communities, to evolve and expand whilst retaining their unique and distinctive character, and to provide a good quality of life for current and future generations of residents.

As residents and with our parish council, we will support this vision by:

  • Recognising and protecting the character and history of the neighbourhood area, its three conservation areas (High Street, Station Lane, Tor Bryan) listed buildings and sites
  • Supporting measured, proportionate, timely and sustainable development to meet local requirements, particularly those of our young people and older residents
  • Influence key ‘age friendly’ issues e.g. community safety, housing, planning, street lighting, green spaces, playing fields and parks, community centres, war memorials, seats and shelters, public toilets. 
  • Engaging residents, particularly older people in the creation of Neighbourhood networks, enabling action for safer, kinder, cleaner, inclusive, connected communities (online/offline)
  • Promote a flourishing local economy with a range of successful independent businesses 
  • Giving consideration to effective transport links, the staffed train station, the bus service and access routes for movement around the village of cyclists and pedestrians
  • Endorsing policies that have a positive effect on the environment, including those that remove or minimise flood risk, mitigate climate change, reduce or carbon footprint and minimise the impact of traffic to protect the quality of air within the parish