Clarify what your Neighbourhood Plan is aiming to achieve.
There is no requirement to develop a vision or objectives, but you may find it useful to have one or the other, or both, to help guide the preparation of your Neighbourhood Plan. A vision and objectives can help to make it clear what your Neighbourhood Plan is aiming to achieve.
A good vision does not have to be very long but will:
Objectives are more specific and set out what the Neighbourhood Plan aims to achieve. If you have a vision, look at each part of the vision and decide what needs to be done to achieve it.
You may find it useful to consult your local community on the draft vision and objectives in order to find out if everybody agrees with them, whether there is anything crucial missing, or whether they can be improved in any way.
If you are undertaking a Sustainability Appraisal, Government guidance suggests that it should be underpinned by a series of sustainability objectives and criteria, sometimes referred as the 'sustainability framework'.