Village Plans can help a community assess current and future potential issues, think about all aspects of community life in an area, and set out a plan of action.
Despite a Village Plan not having the formal weight of a Neighbourhood Plan and not having any legal influence over development, a Village Plan is evidence of a strong community that has given clear thought to its needs.
How are they similar?
Both help communities to take action for themselves so they can bring about local improvements.
Both can be used to alert policy makers to local issues and gain support for projects.
Both can help our community consider the need for land use development such as new housing or infrastructure.