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St Bees Neighbourhood Plan - old archived page

In 2013 St Bees Parish Council is creating a neighbourhood plan; the first in the west of the county.

The plan will cover the area of the civil parish of St Bees

Here is some of the background to our neighbourhood planning.

The first St Bees plan was a pioneering community effort dating from 1975. This became the "St Bees Plan" which was used as the policy document for decision making in the parish council on local planning matters. This was a valuable policy document to provide stability and consistency of action. The aims of the plan have largely been realised.

This however dealt only with the built environment, and in 2004-2005 a St Bees Village "Community Plan" was developed by a working group of the Parish Council after extensive consultation with villagers. This did not concern itself solely with the development of the built environment but addressed all aspects of village life.

The completed community plan was presented to the village in February 2005 and can be accessed at the foot of this page.

In Jan 2011 it was felt the plan needed to be re-visited, and a survey was conducted; the results are show below.

These were discussed by the Parish Council in early 2012 and are an input into the production of a neighbourhood Plan for St. Bees during 2013. This will detail both the positive views and the areas you want to see further changes, and will identify ongoing and future actions to address the priority areas that have been identified. Further updates will be given in the St. Bees News, on the St. Bees Village website and at the Parish Council meetings, the minutes of which are displayed on the village notice boards.