Based on our work to date, the steering group has been working on a vision and objectives. Please give us your views on the draft vision and objectives by completing this short survey.
Our vision describes how we would like Bromham to be over the coming 15-20 years. It sets out a broad picture of the aspirations for Bromham Parish and what land use and development challenges will need to be addressed looking ahead.
The objectives are more specific and set out what the Neighbourhood Plan aims to achieve. They set out what needs to be done in order to achieve the vision.
The vision and objectives will provide the framework to develop the Neighbourhood Plan’s policies and practical projects. Each policy will relate to one or more objectives. The policies will be used by Planning Officers in Wiltshire Council when considering any planning application in Bromham Parish.
Our vision is to ensure Bromham remains a thriving village. One that builds on the welcoming and friendly nature of the community and supports our young people to stay in Bromham, with opportunities for jobs and appropriate new housing to meet local need.
We want to plan positively for the future. We wish to preserve and enhance the character of Bromham; the open spaces and biodiversity, many connecting footpaths, agricultural and horticultural heritage and diverse buildings.
We wish to protect our history, yet look to the future, so that Bromham can embrace changes reducing the impact of climate change and create benefits for the community.
Draft objective 1: Ensure that any new housing development contains the right type and mix of properties, including affordable and market value housing to meet the identified needs of the whole community.
Draft objective 2: Protect and enhance the character and local distinctiveness of the area by ensuring that any new development is at an appropriate scale, is in keeping with the character of the parish and is to a high quality of design.
Draft objective 3: Reduce carbon emissions and ensure that future development contributes to Wiltshire Council’s carbon reduction aims and Bromham community’s resilience with respect to climate change.
Draft objective 4: Protect existing employment sites in the parish, and encourage the provision of high-quality employment space allowing flexibility for businesses to start, grow, and stay in Bromham.
Draft objective 5: Retain and improve options for walking, cycling and using public transport within the parish and for access to local towns.
Draft objective 6: Protect existing community facilities and support their future enhancement.
Draft objective 7: Protect and enhance our natural environment, including our important green spaces, by formally designating them as Local Green Space.