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Vision Statement

For the next 20 years the vision for Higham Ferrers is that the town will be:

A sustainable, vibrant, thriving community
Strongly based on its history with an emphasis on individuality and with growth that supports a market town heritage.

A community which encourages attractive, high-quality development
Including new housing, commercial property and community facilities within a compact market town environment.

A community that is inclusive
With safe access to its town centre and excellent links to adjacent housing estates, the surrounding countryside and the regional transportation network.

An attractive town centre
With increased vitality and activity that attracts a variety of new businesses and supports existing businesses to create a thriving High Street and encourage tourism.

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OBJECTIVES

SERVICES
To enhance residents’ quality of life by improving leisure, education, health and environmental facilities

DEVELOPMENT 
To promote sufficient housing and commercial development to meet the needs of residents and to attract visitors, thereby providing a degree of growth and employment opportunity whilst not overwhelming the historic character and compactness of the town.

TOWN CENTRE
To encourage a variety of new and the retention of the existing businesses.

DESIGN
To conserve and enhance the town’s heritage and environmental features and promote quality and visually attractive and sustainable design in all new developments.

ACCESS
To improve pedestrian / cyclist links within the town’s boundary and to the surrounding countryside, provide more and better parking.

METHOD
To deliver the above objectives in partnership with the residents, other stakeholders and all necessary statutory authorities.