For some years now I have been encouraging all parts of the constituency to produce neighbourhood plans. These documents, where local people set out their proposals for appropriate development in their village, and what they want to protect, are an important part of the planning process. They are the best way for rural communities to have firmer control of what is built where.
I was very pleased therefore to support the East Woodhay neighbourhood plan which is now under development. They are asking for comments from everyone in the area, and I met up with the team at the Woolton Hill Village Market, where they were publicizing their work.
You can find more here: https://neighbourhood-plan.eastwoodhay-pc.gov.uk/