Parish Plans are the best tool for addressing the full range of community issues. They give a framework for assessing the current state of your parish, providing a methodology for considering the positive and negative aspects of community life. They will usually include a detailed action plan which sets out how issues/challenges identified can be resolved.
In many of the smaller communities in the National Park, Parish Plans are the most appropriate way to start looking at local matters on a parish scale. They can cover a wide variety of things, going well beyond the scope of the planning system. This could include the provision of allotments; activities and support for the elderly; or organisation of events in the village hall.
Parish Plans do not carry any weight or influence in the planning decision-making process but after producing a Parish Plan communities often decide to produce one of the other community plans to tackle a particular issue.