VILLAGE PLAN

McGarry Consulting can update, refresh or create a whole new village plan. We have a wide variety of consultation approaches, and presentational/visual tools to help ensure your plan is truly community based and distinctive. Having worked with lots of groups, we can also advise on good practice, funding sources and low cost solutions. 

 

COMMUNITY LED VILLAGE PLANS

Village plans are opportunities for the village or townland to come together and decide on how best to develop the area over the next few years. They’re also a great chance to showcase the village, it’s heritage, achievements, aesthetics and aspirations. Highlight all the aspects that people are proud of. Layout the challenges to be addressed and the opportunities open to it. A village plan should be community led whilst interesting enough for others to want to read.  It should lay out the goals of the village and the actions to achieve them.

 

CLEAR, CONCISE AND INTERESTING PLANS

 Portaferry Gala, an excellent example of Community Spirit

Portaferry Gala, an excellent example of Community Spirit

Very often, the village plans are linked to wider Rural Development Support programmes (e.g. RDP in NI). These can bring in capital and revenue funding that can be used to advance the village plans aims. The village plan will be viewed by others, to provide a background on your village, even if they never visit. Although after reading the plan, you hope they would. It is important that the plans are clear, concise, colourful, easily read and referenced. They should be easily updatable by the village and village groups themselves to meet their needs.

 

MODERN MULTI-MEDIA PLAN UNIQUE TO YOU

McGarry consulting have undertaken various village and area plans. We’ve also come across many and learned from them too. Therefore, when we do a village plan, we’ll want to represent the best you, not a template copy and paste, and full of text. McGarry Consulting have got a village plan team that includes drone footage, videos, web-based and social media inclusive content. This makes sure your village plan is unique, modern, fit for purpose and stands out amongst the crowd. Our funding knowledge and business case experience enables us to provide expert advice on potential projects. To learn more about village plans and/or funding, contact McGarry Consulting today. 

 

Related Concepts: Inclusive Plans, Outreach Plans, Community Plans, Development Plans, Regeneration Plans, Masterplans, Village Renewal, Community Audit, and Feasibility Studies


 

CASE STUDIES

 

KILLINCHY VILLAGE PLAN

Photo c/o Killinchy Cycling Club

portaferry village plan

Photo c/o Portaferry Gala