This guide is for all those involved in, or thinking about, producing a Neighbourhood Plan,...
You can shape the future of your area by creating a neighbourhood plan.
Do you want to be the somebody who has a say over where new homes, shops and offices are built? Maybe you want to improve your high street? Or protect your favourite local spaces? Or ensure there are enough new homes for young families?
Neighbourhood Planning could be right up your street.
In very simple terms, a neighbourhood plan is:
Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.
A neighbourhood plan is an important document with real legal force, therefore there are certain formal procedures that it must go through. To find out more about the process have a look at our Step-by-step guide.
The motivation for the development of the Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan...
Drayton is a village of about 1,000 homes located near...
The Lynton and Lynmouth community has been invited to prepare...
Grants are available for neighbourhood planning groups to help prepare their plan and Neighbourhood Development Orders. Groups that are considered ‘complex’ can also access technical support and a further grant for support.
Read more about what is available over on our Support & Grants page below.
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