Development requires infrastructure which is something that can be overlooked. Housing requires water to be delivered to it, electricity is probably needed to be supplied, sewage must be taken away, and much more. In the digital age it isn’t just the basic services that are required either. Is there sufficient broadband capacity available? Nobody will want to move into a new home in the digital age unless they can access the Internet and get to the services that they want. Many younger people no longer watch TV and choose to consume their entertainment entirely via the Internet. This must be a consideration in any development.
Infrastructure isn’t just about broadband though, there are many other factors that need consideration. Drainage is a major issue in some areas, as is the potential for flood. Whilst there is a separate group looking at transport, there is much overlap between infrastructure and transport.
In order for any development to be sustainable, sufficient infrastructure must be in place to support it. Development must take into account the infrastructure required to make living in it desirable and enjoyable.
If you are interested in contributing to the development of the Neighbourhood Plan and have an interest in the infrastructure that is required to support development, you can contact the team via the contact page or by emailing email@example.com.