The Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan Group on behalf of Ashbourne Town Council. It is based on evidence and the outcomes of several major community engagement and consultation exercises. These have allowed the main planning and regeneration issues to be identified and developed within the scope of this plan. The Neighbourhood Plan's vision, strategic objectives and planning policies are therefore based on a solid foundation of local need, based on the objective of achieving sustainable growth. It reflects the community's desire to protect and enhance the special natural environment and heritage of the town, whilst ensuring that planned growth meets local needs and delivers sustainable regeneration over the plan period 2017- 2033.