Having spent the last year since the Residents Questionnaire collating evidence and completing the Baseline Assessment and Scoping Report, we are now embarking upon the next phase in the completion of our Plan.

With your help we have compiled a list of objectives to help achieve the chosen mission statement:

To protect and enhance the rural identity and heritage of our village whilst ensuring its future sustainability

And must now turn them into Policies, compliant with the Vale’s Local Plan Part 1. Then in a few months’ time these will be put to you all for approval via a referendum.

With advice from the Vale, we have chosen to follow the path recently used successfully by Blewbury Parish Council involving the production of

  • A character assessment of our village at present
  • A landscape assessment of our surroundings and
  • A housing survey, to identify our future needs

In the New Year we will be distributing another Residents Questionnaire seeking more data and your opinions relating to existing and future housing within our Parish.

Once again we will be asking for your assistance in distributing and completing this important piece of work.

The current NDP group is a mix of Councilors and residents that came together originally early in 2015. If you would like to join us, as we embark on the final phase, please contact us, either via our clerk or our website: https://steventonnp.wordpress.com ,or email: steventonneigh@gmail.com