Introduction

The Village Plan and local planning context

Although West Dorset District Council (WDDC) has moved to adopting Neighbourhood Plans (NP's) as supplementary planning guidance, it is of importance to state what exists and is valued in the community of Bradford Abbas parish. As a document the Village Plan (VP) is a very important point of reference to help inform discussion and better decision making. In time the Parish Council (PC) could have a dialogue with the wider community to build on the information in the VP and develop a NP.