What do you think?

We have written a draft Vision and some draft Objectives for Thornbury for the next 18 years, and we would like to know what you think of them. Does this sound like the kind of place you would like to live? Have we missed out anything important? To send your thoughts, email to

Here is the Vision:
“Thornbury will retain its market town and historic character and its sense of community. It will keep and expand its green spaces, streamside walks, connections with nature and access to the countryside. It will be resilient to climate change and will provide well planned, high quality, sustainable and affordable homes. It will support the prosperity and wellbeing of its residents by providing a vibrant town centre, quality local jobs, a good choice of retail and employment facilities and appropriate services.”

Here are the Objectives:
“Thornbury will:
• “Preserve its unique character and historic identity and rural separation through well planned holistic high quality placemaking and design.Provide high quality, well designed, affordable, tenure-blind sustainable housing thate meets the needs of people of all ages.
• “Support a vibrant, unique and historic town centre with mixed retail, business and residential facilities and a thriving economy that provides jobs for local people to enable them to work where they live.
• “Support the timely provision of appropriate services, infrastructure and community facilities to meet the needs of a growing population.
• “Be resilient to climate change, support and protect the natural environment through sustainable development and strengthen its sense of community, creating connections to enhance integration between existing and new developments.
• “Promote active, smarter and sustainable ways of getting around, establishing appropriate transport infrastructure to support population growth, developingthe network of paths and cycleways and green corridors.”

December 8th, 2018

Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan – Draft

The team working on the Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan has now produced a first draft. We are not happy with it yet, so we have more work to do. When the Plan is completed and reviewed by the team it will say what sort of housing and other buildings we want in the next 20 years or so.  We expect to finish this in the next few months, and we will then ask everyone in Thornbury to tell us what you think of it.

530 people responded to the survey in January and February asking about the future of Thornbury. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it in. In the spring we carefully looked through all the survey responses and with so many quality responses that was no mean task!. The Survey Results Report can be seen by clicking on Documents on the Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan website at

October 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan Website

This site will be regularly updated with information and resources relating to the progression of the Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan.

Please forgive us while the site is in its formative stages, as we will be developing the site to include a full calendar of previous and upcoming events relating to the plan, as well as repository for documents and sources.

January 14th, 2018