Community Plan 2009
The Community Plan for Lyneham is a long-term
initiative to promote the social, economic and environmental
well-being within North Wiltshire. It is a big building
to deliver an improved quality of life along with other strategies.
It has been developed by the Wiltshire Council - a forum
for partners from the private, public, voluntary and community
sectors who operate in our area.
have a duty to prepare a Community Plan to promote or improve
the economic, social and environmental well being of the
area. This is, however, much more than just a plan of the
Local Authorities current and future actions. It covers a
broad range of priorities and actions identified through
a partnership approach, much of which has been led from the
The Plan has been developed and prepared by the Northern
Community Area Partnership of the former North Wiltshire
district Council, on behalf of the community, that is the
people who live and work in Lyneham and also those who visit
the area. The aim of the Plan is simply
to improve the quality of life for everyone in our area and
it is based on the things the community has told the team
that are important to them.
The Community Plan is a broad strategic document
rather than detailed and all embracing. It is not intended
to cover every local service or activity. Detailed and specific
activities are dealt with in existing strategies and plans,
such as Development Plan and the Local Transport Plan, etc.
However, the Community Plan acts as an overarching framework
for these plans and strategies and they will be expected to
take forward and implement its vision, priorities and actions.
The objectives of
a Community Plan are:
To enable local communities to articulate their aspirations,
needs and priorities;
To co-ordinate the actions of the Councils? and of the public,
voluntary and community and private sector organisations
that operate locally;
To focus and shape the existing and future activity of those
organisations so that they effectively meet community needs
The Community Plan must have 4
A long term vision for the area focusing on the outcomes
that are to be achieved;
An action plan identifying shorter term priorities and activities
that will contribute to the achievement of the long-term
A shared commitment to implement the action plan and proposals
for doing so;
Arrangements for monitoring the implementation of the action
plan and for periodically reviewing the Community Plan.