NDP Committee

Our new Steering Group established in 2019 has now been replaced by a Parish Council NDP Committee in preparation for Regulation 14 submission, the Parish Council being the legal owners of the plan once approved.  The committee is responsible for the Neighbourhood Development Plan project.  Their role is to ensure that parishioners have the opportunity to create the plan that they want. The Terms of Reference of the committee can be read HERE.

NDP Committee Members

The Committee is made up of Parish Councillors and volunteers from the parish.  The committee also employs two specialist consultants to assist with the development of the Plan.  More about NDP Committee members HERE.


Regular meetings are held at either Walford or Bishopswood Village Hall normally on a Wednesday every three weeks or so.  Meeting dates and times are published on the calendar in advance.  All meetings are open to the public.  Please come along to ask questions, contribute your thoughts and ideas or just to listen.  Under current circumstances meetings are being held by video and teleconference instructions on joining meetings are published on the website calendar.


Minutes of the meetings can be read HERE.

Want to get involved?

The Steering Group welcomes interest and offers from new volunteers and is always keen to add to its skills base.  We also welcome help from community members who enjoy walking  and can help with tasks such as delivering leaflets and putting up posters (and taking them down again after the event).

Skills and Experience

Skills and experience needed for the project fall into the following general areas:

Project management and team building

Project management
Meetings and events

Developing content

National, town and country planning
Local knowledge and information
Report writing and presentation
Designing and using visual aids
Statistics and figures
Use of technology
Manipulation of Ordinance Survey Mapping Data

Community engagement

Social networking
Marketing and publicity
Contacts within the community
Market research