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Latest Neighbourhood Plan News

Neighbourhood Plan project cancelled
Gregg Redford 2018-06-29
Reluctantly the Parish Council has had to drop plans to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.

The Parish Council had extensively advertised the project to every household in the parish, requesting volunteers to join the Steering Group.
Unfortunately only five people responded offering their services.
The potential workload involved in producing the plan requires at least twelve committed individuals as well as community support (through working groups) to establish proposed policies and of course community support for the final draft.

Regrettably, the Parish Council concluded that there was insufficient interest in the project to make it viable.

The Parish Council did thank those five volunteers for their interest and commitment.


What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning gives local communities the opportunity to plan for their local
areas and decide what the place where you live should look like and how it should develop and grow in the future. It can be used to:
• choose where new homes, shops and offices should be built
• have a say on what those new buildings should look like
• influence the design and functionality of open spaces around where you live
• grant planning permission for the new buildings your community wants to see go ahead.
Neighbourhood planning cannot be used to block the building of the homes and businessesconsidered to be necessary to meet the borough's current and future needs. However, you
can use it to influence the type, design, location and mix of new development.


Latest Neighourhood Plan Documents - more documents

Consultation Strategy (Draft) Download
Steering Group - Members Code of Conduct Download
Neighbourhood Plan Area Download
Neighbourhood Plan - Notice Download
Terms of Reference Download

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Useful Neighbourhood Plan Links
My Community - Neighbourhood Planning Programme
Central Government Neighbourhood Planning Guidance
CPRE - Planning Help - Neighbourhood Development Plans

Neighbourhood Plan - News Headlines
Neighbourhood Plan project cancelled Gregg Redford 2018-06-29
Information on the possible Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group now available Gregg Redford 2018-04-27
Neighbourhood Plan Gregg Redford 2018-04-25