STOKE GABRIEL PARISH PLAN GROUP
Our Parish Plan was created at the end of 2008. It's a collection of information, ideas and projects that we would like to see enhance our community and environment. From the start, the project was led by people who live and work in and around Stoke Gabriel, Aish and Waddeton. We began with an open day asking for people to bring their ideas, concerns and dreams for the parish. There was a huge turnout - with people of all ages and backgrounds sharing their thoughts, feelings and experiences. Once we had collected the hundreds of sticky notes where everyone had recorded their interests and recommendations, we discovered just how much this village is loved and appreciated for its unique location and character. For the most part, whilst understanding that times change and life progresses, by far the most widely heard comment was "We love this village just as it is".
Of course, there were many areas of interest, and weeks of collating the information, an official questionnaire was prepared and sent to every household in the parish. The results were then independently verified and the data analysed so that we could create an Action Plan that truly represented the views of all who live and work here.
Some years on, the Action Plan is being revised and updated with many of the suggestions completed or ongoing. Many other parishes across the country have already completed their second plans.
The Parish Plan Group (PPG) has been taking and supporting initiatives to fulfil the Action Plan. Many actions identified in the plan have been achieved both directly by parishioners, the group, Parish Council and other organisations. See Action Plan Updates for more information.
Local photographs and art work by parish residents, including Paula Graham and Dr. Edward Lovesey.
Keep reading the website to see what has been achieved, and how you can help....
Four Cross. The application for 9 houses on the former garden centre site went before the Development Management Committee on May 10th. Permission was refused, but the applicant has appealed, and also re-submitted the application.
The Appeal is due to be heard on Nov. 22nd.
Paignton Neighbourhood Plan. The draft was subject to consultation until May 31st. See http://www.paigntonneighbourhoodplan.org.uk/?page_id=322
White Rock. See the village website for consultations for this 70 acre site on our border. The consultation boards are available at http://inglewoodtorbay.co.uk
Stoke Gabriel Neighbourhood Plan. Feedback from the Neighbourhood Plan Feedback session in Sept. is available on the village website. Of note are the many responses and comments similar to those raised during consultations for the Parish Plan.
Details of the Consultation event on May 13th. should be added to the village website soon enabling those who were unable to attend to contribute.