What is Neighbourhood Planning?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of a neighborhood. Typically it contains a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities. It may deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues including housing, employment and transport.
All communities now have the right to produce a Neighbourhood Plan, setting out policies on the development and use of land in a parish or neighbourhood area. The Neighbourhood Plan will show how the level of growth identified in the Core Strategy/Local Plan is to be met or exceeded.
Why produce a Neighbourhood Plan?
Developing a Neighbourhood Plan can help communities to play a greater role in determining the future of their area. It is not a tool to stop development where it is already included in the Core Strategy/Local Plan; it gives communities the opportunity to shape what that planned growth will look like and where additional growth might go.