What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Neighbourhood Plans gives a community, (a Parish and Town Councils or designated Neighbourhood Forums), a Community Right to Planning. These are known as Neighbourhood Development Plans or just Neighbourhood Planning.
By developing a Neighbourhood Plan, communities can have far more say over local planning decisions and the future shape of the local built environment. Through neighbourhood planning a community can have its own polices regarding land use, housing, business and employment, and can even have control over some local planning decisions through neighbourhood development orders.
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Neighbourhood plans are a way of achieving real benefits for a community. They are not mandatory and they are not for the faint hearted. It takes real community drive and ambition to achieve neighbourhood planning.
For full information on neighbourhood planning and the Community Rights see: mycommunityrights.org
Download a copy of the Locality Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide here.
CCB has run workshops on how to develop a neighbourhood plan in the past. If your neighbourhood or community would like support in developing a neighbourhood plan please register your interest in our next training event by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org