Development is inevitable – producing a neighbourhood plan is your chance to shape it.
It can indicate what community benefits you would like from development.
It’s a great way of getting the community to come together.
All adopted neighbourhood plans must be considered by your local planning authority when determining planning applications.
Neighbourhood plans are being used to fight and win planning appeals.
Greater knowledge is greater power – communities that undertake the neighbourhood plan process are better informed and able to influence planning decisions and policy consultations.
Communities that allocate sites for housing, employment or other land uses, tend to have more control over development.