Tilehurst has for many years suffered from the lack of any coherent development, without a vision or strategy for itself. As a result, the area has seen piecemeal development that has created more problems than it solved and contributed to overloading of our basic infrastructure.
The Neighbourhood Plan process is an opportunity for people who live and work in parish to stop this trend by creating a shared vision and strategy for the Tilehurst Parish area that cannot be ignored.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a framework that allows local people to deliver a balanced and sustainable future for the benefit of all who live in, work in and visit our parish. It can be used to
- Develop a shared vision for the neighbourhood
- Choose where new homes, shops and offices should be built
- Identify and protect local green spaces
- Influence what new buildings should look like; for example design standards and materials
The Parish Council has set up a Steering Group to guide the development of its Neighbourhood Plan. You can find out what the Steering Group is doing, have your say, and get involved by visiting the Neighbourhood Plan web page
and Facebook page
. We are also on Twitter.