Nearly 10 years ago, there was a plan to develop a 'Cripps Centre' in the Village Centre. It did not happen, but the reason for mentioning it is now is to show how 'a plan' can encompass things that are possible at the time, but afterwards are not. (The Cripps Plan is attached as a pdf)
And, of course, if you do not have a plan, things very often become impossible.
As an example, if you read the plan, it recognised that sooner or later the post office would cease to exist unless provisions were made to incorporate it into a wider project... But nothing was done, and the post office disappeared, quite unnecessarily.
So maybe we might find ideas for the future in discarded ideas from the past... Have a think, keep them coming.
A little unfair....The Parish Council fought to save the Post Office in many different scenarios but when the Post Office won't support it and grant permission to have one it's not a simple matter.