Highcliffe and Walkford Neighbourhood Plan

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The Parish Council has set about preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish area.

This will give people who live in the Parish the opportunity to shape the future of Highcliffe & Walkford. It gives the community the ability to decide

  • where we want new homes
  • where we want shops, offices and other business premises
  • to influence the infrastructure to support new homes
  • to create planning policies for local development as a Parish

We are privileged to live in one of the most attractive parts of Dorset; the Coastline and New Forest are on our ‘doorstep’.

The Parish area extends from Chewton Bunny, Chewton Farm Road in the east to Sainsbury’s, Stewarts Garden Centre in the west and from the railway line in the north to the coastline in the south.

The Neighbourhood Plan will enable people who live in the Parish to shape the future of our area. The Plan will need to go through a number of stages before it can be adopted and when adopted it will be the Vision for Highcliffe & Walkford for up to 10 years with a review at the fifth year. A key part of this process will be engaging and gaining residents feedback to understand how we all see the future in Planning terms.

Councillor Nigel Brooks MBA MRICS Chartered Surveyor - Chair of Parish Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee

Councillor Nigel Brooks MBA MRICS Chartered Surveyor - Chair of Parish Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee

By taking control in Planning terms, we can influence the way the Highcliffe & Walkford area develops and ensure a strong and sustainable future for our Parish.

Understanding Neighbourhood Planning