Whatever the words we choose for the title of this special unit, the meaning of their role is clear – we wish to be – we need to be – very aware of the changes that affect our community, which is why;
Conservation is appropriate for the way we try to protect those landscapes, views, and buildings which the majority of all of us feel worthy of safekeeping;
Community then embraces how and where we live and how we work together to improve and progress the elements that are important, working and sharing with the community organisations we partner; and finally…
Planning is where we are ever watchful over applications that the MVDC processes, and where our unit scrutinises all these applications on a weekly basis, working as a triage to refer those of interest or contention back to the Trustees for further consideration.
Another important aspect of this planning overview is that we are able to highlight those applications which might be considered as praiseworthy – whether domestic, residential, commercial, or sporting – and which have been, and will continue to be, selected for our annual Best Local Development competition which has been running for about 20 years.