In November 2000 a Rural White Paper entitled 'Our Countryside - The Future' was published by the Government. This document initiated the concept of Parish Plans. According to the paper, the purpose of such a plan is to 'identify key facilities and services, set out problems that need to be tackled and demonstrate how distinctive character and features can be preserved' in all Parishes throughout the country.
Furthermore, central government decided that funding and planning decisions by the District/County Councils should take account of local Parish Plans. The plan was written in 2006 but is perhaps more relevant today than it was all those years ago.
Tillington Parish Plan establishes what is important to the community and how best to preserve the local characteristics valued by Parishioners. It highlights the elements that the community needs to safeguard for the future and sets out challenges that need to be addressed.
For convenience, the Parish Plan is contained in a pdf file which can be accessed by clicking the link below. Since it is in pdf format it will only open if Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer. Acrobat Reader may be downloaded free of charge by clicking the Adobe link below.