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Neighbourhood planning

The  Localism Act introduced a new local tier to the planning system called neighbourhood planning. This enables Town and Parish Councils to prepare, with the community they represent, a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) or Neighbourhood Development Order (NDO).

Local people can now take a proactive role in shaping the future of the areas they live in. Neighbourhood Plans or Orders need to conform to the existing higher level planning framework but can still offer communities the ability to create a local solution to local issues.

Writing a neighbourhood plan is a fantastic way to become more involved in your local area. Our neighbourhood planning group will need to talk to lots of people locally – residents, businesses, community groups, schools – to find out what’s important to them about where they live, what they’d like to improve and what their vision is for the local area.

We have recently distributed a survey, with responses to be posted in the box provided on the side of the Community Shop.

If you still need to complete your survey there is still time, all responses are welcomed.