Neighbourhood Planning allows local people to come together to decide how they want their area to develop.
Neighbourhood Plans can be developed by Town and Parish Councils or by Neighbourhood Forums outside of the Parished areas and once adopted, they form part of the statutory development plan for the area and must be taken into consideration when determining planning applications.
To be adopted by us Neighbourhood Plans must:
- Be in general conformity with the development strategy and policies set out within our existing local plans.
- Undergo an examination
- Get a minimum of 50% approval from residents in a local referendum