Eye Neighbourhood Plan

The residents of Eye, with support from the Parish Council, are creating a Neighbourhood Plan. When completed it will give us a powerful voice in managing the way our village develops in the future. The plan will give us the legal authority to decide where new homes, business premises and amenities should be built, and how they should be designed. Eye Neighbourhood Plan poster concepts

The process

Residents work together, using their knowledge, skills, and experience, to create a set of policies under these general headings:

  • Employment and local businesses
  • Services, amenities and facilities
  • Traffic and transport
  • Heritage and archaeology
  • Village character
  • Housing

The plan in draft form is approved by the Parish Council and the Planning Authority and sent to an external independent examiner for checking.

After any necessary amendments, the residents of Eye will be asked to indicate their acceptance of the plan at a local referendum.  If residents approve, the plan becomes legally ‘made’.

How the plan will influence future planning decisions

Planning applications are approved or rejected based on several important documents:

In future, our Neighbourhood Plan will also be consulted and will have equal legal standing.

How you can be involved

  • Join us at our next meeting. We have a steering group in place which meets monthly, and all meetings are open to all residents.
  • Take on an area of research. Use your knowledge for the benefit of the community to define and write our policies.
  • Pass the word on to others.  Help us to reach out to everyone so every resident knows about our plan.

Keep in touch

Email us at  eyeparishcouncil@btinternet.com, write to us at: Eye Parish Council, Leeds Hall, High Street, Eye, PE6 7UP or use our Contact Form.