Willand Parish is developing a Neighbourhood Plan for its area. This is a new type of plan which allows Willand to set out land use planning policies and a strategy for how the area should change (or not) in the future. These will have to conform with the strategic planning policies set by Mid Devon District Council’s Local Plan and will have considerable weight in the planning process for Willand. The final plan will have to involve thorough consultation with the village, and independent scrutiny.