In 2003 the Parish Council decided to instigate the preparation of a Parish Plan, which would form the basis of their policy for the maintenance and development of the Parish over the next few years.
The Parish Plan set out a vision of what was important to residents of the Parish and would influence the policies, decisions and actions of other bodies. It aimed to establish an agreed framework against which residents, the Parish Council and village societies could assess opportunities and determine future direction.
The Plan suggested how to preserve valued local features and how any new development mightbe incorporated and maps out the facilities which the Parish needs to secure its future, as a good place to live and work.
The Action Plan for the parish of Chaddesley Corbett included a commitment to produce a Design Statement which would reflect the views and aspirations of parishioners with regard to the preservation and maintenance of a rural parish. It is important to note that a series of policy documents published by Wyre Forest District Council acted as critical reference points during the preparation of the Design Statement. For example, the Character Appraisal for ChaddesleyCorbett Conservation Area draws attention to the architectural and historic characteristics of the conservation area and helps to set the context for the document. The Wyre Forest District Council’s Adopted Local Plan provides astrategic framework for all aspects of planning within the district and serves as an ongoing reference point. In addition the DesignQuality- Supplementary Planning Guidance publication sets the context for good quality design throughout the district. Of particular relevance is Chapter 5 which focuses on Designin the Parishes and Villages. The Design Statement is not a policy setting document but its principles should be supported in order to reflect local concerns within the context of district and national policy.