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East Dean & Friston Residents' Association

Your voice as local residents

Our Neighbourhood Plan Vision Statement

The Vision Statement

Building upon the open and friendly village atmosphere and sensitively
preserving the rural and built character of the Parish, our vision for East
Dean, Friston, Crowlink, Birling Gap and Gayles Farm sees this parish
continuing to be a thriving and sustainable place to live, work and visit,
where everyone can play a full part in their community.

The mitigation of and need to adapt to climate change is a central strand of
the vision. We aim to support householders in protecting and enhancing our
natural environment, whilst promoting healthy living and connectivity for the
benefit of all.

Any additional development within the Parish should reflect the priority to
provide homes on smaller plots, suitable for downsizing for existing residents
as well as for attracting and retaining younger people, and contributing to net
zero environmental targets wherever possible.