What is a parish plan?
Parish plans are community-led plans that set out a vision for the future of a parish and outline in an action plan how this can be achieved.
Parish plans have an emphasis on action. The whole community is involved in thinking about the needs and aspirations of the parish, and the results feed into positive actions in an action plan. The action plan might include tasks that volunteers from the parish can achieve themselves, or schemes that require partnership working and grant funding.
Parish plans differ from neighbourhood plans through a more ‘holistic’ approach to social, economic and environmental issues, and can focus on more than planning-related issues.