Colton Community Plan

Community Plans set out the issues that local people value about their neighbourhoods, and their aspirations for the future. They tend to be based on civil parish areas (like Colton) or groups of parishes. It is essential that that such Plans properly reflect the values, opinions, needs and aspirations of the community, and that they should be community-led, facilitated by the Parish Council.

The Colton Parish Community Plan is the second of Colton’s Plans, the first Parish Plan being published in 2003. This original Plan set the scene for Colton Parish, providing important historical background and contributions from community groups and organisations.

This second ‘Community Plan’ canvassed local opinion through a second questionnaire survey, incorporating the original questions, to enable backwards-comparison. From the results of this survey, and from the issues raised with the Parish Council over the past few years, a set of policies and actions have been drawn up under 6 main headings listed below. The Parish Council will use this Plan as a working document to inform decisions and to target funding.


  • The Local Economy
  • Landscape & the Natural Environment
  • Communities & Well-being
  • Housing & other Development
  • Roads, Traffic & Transport
  • Energy & Sustainability
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