Neighbourhood Plan

The Localism Act 2011 has introduced powers to give local communities a say in decisions affecting their local area.

Neighbourhood plans are led by a 'qualifying body' such as a parish or town council or a neighbourhood forum and not by the local authority.

Neighbourhood Development Plans must be in line with the district council's planning policies and must be about enabling rather than restricting development.

Castle Bytham Parish Council is forming a community group to lead on developing a "Neighbourhood Plan" for the Parish, consult with the community on any proposals and apply for funding to support the planning process.