The Wymondley Parish Neighbourhood Planning Forum
Who we are
The Wymondley Parish Neighbourhood Planning Forum (WPNPF) evolved from the now defunct Wymondley Action Forum (WAF) – a small group of volunteers with an interest in the Parish. It comprises a panel of three members, elected to represent the Parish through the appropriate channels, and supported by other residents who make up its steering group.
Brief pen pictures are given at Annex 11, and WPNPF names and contact details are given at Annex 12
To develop and implement policies which will offer sustainable quality of life improvements to the thriving rural community of Wymondley Parish and its visitors, while taking account of our parish character and heritage, and protecting the intrinsic beauty of its surrounding countryside and Green Belt.
That, through partnership working, Wymondley Parish will become a safer, healthier, greener place in which to live and work now, and for generations to come, and that its character, heritage and natural environment will be conserved and protected for current and future generations while planning positively for the future.
This vision for the future has been developed in the light of feedback from those who live, work and visit the Parish, and reflects and underlines their wishes and aspirations. We aim to make this vision a reality by:
We regard the Wymondley parishioners as our main stakeholder, and the driving force behind this Neighbourhood Plan. However, there are others who are influential in the future of the Parish (and on our ability to implement our Plan); have an interest in the Parish; or who are affected by what happens there or by our policies. These stakeholders include our accountable and neighbouring local authorities, i.e. North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and Stevenage Borough Council (SBC); Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and North Herts Homes (NHH). A list of stakeholders we have consulted on this Plan is at Annex 10.
Our evidence base
In drafting this Plan we have gathered information from a variety of sources, covering a range of issues we believe are vital in planning a sustainable future for the Wymondley Parish community. Feedback from the WAF survey of parish residents (see Section 5) forms an important part of this evidence base, and is incorporated into this Plan. The Plan also contains web-links and other references to key documents and photographic evidence, some of which have been annexed for ease of reference. We have used this evidence base to formulate the policies contained in this Plan, and it is available in full on our website at: www.wymondley.org.