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Finchampstead Parish Council

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Have your say in the future of Finchampstead?

Neighbourhood planning was introduced in the Localism Act 2011. It is an important and powerful tool
that gives communities statutory powers to shape how their communities develop.

A team of community volunteers is currently working an evidence-based Neighbourhood Development Plan to influence how Finchampstead develops up to 2035.


What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)?


It is the most powerful tool a community has ever had for influencing local development!

·         It is the best way to safeguard our neighbourhoods from speculative, ill-conceived development.

·         It is a plan for our area drawn up by local people, representing their views and needs.

·         It will provide community derived planning policies for our parish, which will be used when planning applications are considered.

It will cover important issues such as housing, green spaces, social/economic needs and priorities, leisure and transport. When completed the plan will be submitted for approval and it will be up to local people to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to it in a parish referendum in the spring of 2021.

 The NDP Team will be consulting local people in October 2019 about their Vision for the future of Finchampstead through a postal and on-line questionnaire. Watch out for it, complete it, have your say in the future of your locality!  You can download a copy of the questionnaire here

 Our vision is to embrace the need for change and to meet the expanding need of a growing population whilst protecting those important things
that have attracted generations of people to choose Finchampstead as a place to live and bring up their families

You can find more information here or you can contact us at

Minutes of the Finchampstead Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group can be found below:

3 September 2019  Minutes
20 August 2019 Minutes
6 August 2019 Minutes
31 July 2019 Minutes
24 July 2019 Minutes
18 July 2019 Minutes
9 July 2019 Minutes
25June 2019 Minutes
18 June 2019 Minutes
11 June 2019 Minutes
4 June 2019 Minutes
28 May 2019 Minutes
21 May 2019 Minutes
7 May 2019 Minutes
30 April 2019 Minutes
23 April 2019 Minutes
16 April 2019 Minutes
9 April 2019 Minutes
2 April 2019 Minutes
25 March 2019 Minutes