Parish Plan

Parish Plan Committee

The Parish Plan is now nearing completion and the report generated will be presented to the Parish Council and sent to every home within the next two months. Contact: click here to email

Chair – George Irving
Vice Chair – Paula Blackmore
Treasurer – Gavin Philp
Secretary – Emma Brennan
Media Officer – Andrew Burt - Click on the link to send an email to the committee.

What is a Parish Plan?

A Parish Plan is a unique document that sets out how we the residents of Norton see our local area developing over the next few years. It is only relevant if every section of the community is represented when it is compiled.

Why Make a Parish Plan?
  • Fosters community spirit as it includes the whole community, allowing everyone to have their say
  • It gives a platform for individuals to present their ideas
  • Provides the basis for informed Parish Council decisions
  • Encourages community participation in local democracy
  • Demonstrates the communities need for more facilities and better access to services
  • It is an opportunity for new community initiatives
  • Helps shape the future development of your village
  • Supports the needs of local economy
  • It can be used as leverage to improve services and facilities
  • Mechanisim for unlocking funding – i.e. Village Hall Refurbishment
  • Identifies local distinctiveness and character that needs to be preserved
  • It influences the Local Authority and other service providers
Possible Norton Benefits

Low cost housing for local people

Good Neighbour Scheme

Demand responsive community transport

More recycling facilities

Traffic calming measures

Refurbish the Village Hall

Public internet point and training

Improved play facilities

Community shop/post office

Community orchard

Emergency plan

Circular walk

Village map

Welcome leaflet

Increased tourism