Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Plans, once adopted, will become part of the District Council’s Local Development Framework and will be used in the consideration of planning applications in the ‘neighbourhood area’. The power to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan has been conferred to Parish and Town Councils, or, in their absence, a properly constituted Neighbourhood Forum.

Properly utilised, these new powers will give communities the ability to shape their neighbourhood, local people will have the ability to have their say on local planning matters such as the location of new homes, design of new buildings and which green spaces should be protected.

For a Parish or Town Council to consider producing a Neighbourhood Plan there should be:

  • A general agreement with the strategic content of the Local Plan
  • There are/will be, development pressures on the neighbourhood in the foreseeable future
  • An identifiable need for housing, new businesses, community and, or social facilities
  • The local community has accepted the need for development and wishes to shape it.

The new ‘powers’ also give people the power to decide the types of development that can be granted automatic planning permission through a Neighbourhood Development Order. The Order can apply to the whole Neighbourhood Plan area or to a particular site within the neighbourhood.

If you are considering Neighbourhood Planning for the first time KVA Planning Consultancy can offer services which include:

  • An introduction to Neighbourhood Planning – what is it all about? (presentation)
  • Neighbourhood Planning Consideration – what’s involved? (presentation)
  • Neighbourhood Planning Workshop – is it for us? (workshop)
  • Neighbourhood Planning Preparation – how do we get started? (presentation)

Under the Localism Act 2011, other new ‘rights’ have also been conferred on local communities and individuals including:

  • Community Right to Build – giving communities the power to build new shops, housing or community facilities without going through the normal planning process;
  • Community Right to Bid – giving communities the opportunity to bid to buy and run valued local amenities if they come onto the open market;
  • Community Right to Challenge – giving local groups the opportunity to express their interest in taking over a local service where they think they can do it differently and better.

Contact us for more information on services provided for all aspects of Neighbourhood Planning such as: Community Consultation, research, evidence gathering, visioning, action planning, policy writing, sustainability appraisal and impact analysis.

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