Community facilities

Our aims

To ensure essential facilities are provided and that they are located within a reasonable and safe walking distance.

To encourage social interaction by creating comfortable and vibrant spaces in the public realm.

To ensure access to high quality space in the natural environment and/or green infrastructure for all.

To create an inclusive community by enhancing accessibility for as many current and future residents as possible.

Local needs and priorities (taken from consultations)

  • Hub to include a licenced café open in the day and evenings, activity spaces, meeting spaces.
  • Some interest was given in using the village hub for setting up groups such as Brownies Guides, Rainbows, Irish dancing classes, gym. A new hall could be used for parties, events and fundraising.
  • The hub to include a space suitable for a doctors surgery/ community health facilities/ district nurse
  • Provide a restaurant/café/ pub
  • Space that can be hired out to local clubs/organisations
  • Youth club
  • Be a link to the business barn and space for community health facilities.
  • For a hub to provide units for rent (e.g. to support local business looking to expand or develop such as bike hire, white goods, micro-brewery, hairdressers, chiropractor, etc).
  • A hub to be traditional in style, to have its own character, and be attractive to local people and visitors to the village.
  • Use the hub as a drop in centre for the local police service.



September 2015: The design team is reviewing options to create a village hub building that provides a wide range of options for use including a café and licensed bar, meeting rooms, community health facility, business areas, and spaces for activities.

Next steps

The team to conclude the design using the results of the ongoing specialist studies.

Key documents:

  • Consultation Plan
  • Community Consultation and Local Priorities Report (in progress)
  • Economic impact report (in progress)
  • Design and Access Statement (in progress)

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