Neighbourhood Development Plan

What’s this?

  • It sets out planning policies for a local area.
  • It’s used whether to approve planning applications – including new buildings or changes to existing ones.
  • It’s written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, to ensure the community gets the right types of development in the right place.
  • It’s legal: neighbourhood planning is supported by government legislation through the localism act.

The NDP is always looking for volunteers to assist in shaping the future of Hermitage Village.

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Vision for Hermitage 2037

Hermitage will be a strong and thriving community with residents from all age groups and backgrounds.

Hermitage will retain its unique character and identity both within the parish and in the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The green spaces and local wildlife site that it cherishes will continue to thrive, creating a desirable location by maintaining its separation from neighbouring villages.

The village will provide an environment that supports residents of all ages to live, work and enjoy leisure with access to the surrounding AONB to enjoy social activities safely and remains a service village for the wider area.

 Hermitage will provide a strong contribution to support and exceed local and national environmental policies for green low energy housing, striving to become a beacon of excellence.

Residents will benefit from being in as safe an environment as possible with traffic posing less of a threat and with safe links for cyclists and pedestrians both within the village and to access other villages and local transport hubs.

The effects of new development, traffic measures and car parking on the local landscape will be carefully and sensitively managed.

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