Neighbourhood Development Plan
FOREWORD FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL
Welcome to the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Development Plan (ARAS NDP). I hope you will be able to make the time to read the following pages as this document is possibly one of the most important concerning our parish and one which is based on the views of parishioners.
In 2011 the Localism Act gave local communities the right to develop plans that would help to shape their futures. In June 2013 a group of residents and Parish Councillors under the expert guidance of David Gluck, Executive Officer at Tadcaster & Rural Community Interest Company, set to work. This plan has been produced after three years of research and consultation by dedicated members of the Steering group and with excellent support and advice from officers of Selby District Council (SDC) and Tadcaster and Villages Community Engagement Forum.
At all times we have worked through consultation with residents and in line with SDC policies and we believe that our plan offers a vision for the long term sustainability of our parish over the next 11 years, reflecting the thoughts and feelings of local people.
Through the distribution of a questionnaire in October 2013 the Steering Group received the important message that residents believe Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby are good places to live. We are proud of our parish character and want to retain it whilst recognising that it is important to embrace change that improves the lives of local people and the future of our community. Therefore our plan presents policies that will maintain and enhance the unique character of the parish whilst allowing small scale sustainable growth in line with the needs and
wishes of the local community; policies that will give weight to the parish in the decision making of the District Council.
It is our vision to make Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby a better place to live and work now and for future generations.
Kind regards, Janet Flint MBE
Chair, Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Parish Council
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