Overarching policies

There are a number of strategic policy documents, including the Local Plan, within which the Axbridge Neighbourhood Plan is being developed and to which our Plan will need to conform.

The achievement of sustainable development is one of the key aims of Neighbourhood Planning.  The objective is to enable growth to cater for the needs of current generations, while making sure that that growth does not worsen the lives of future generations.

The Government’s approach to sustainable development is set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.  For example, one of the 12 core planning principles of the Framework is Promoting Healthy Communities. The planning system, it is suggested, can play an important role in helping social interaction and creating healthy, inclusive communities.