We are entering into a new era for planning. The Government is placing a renewed emphasis on planning at the local level because it believes that local people know best what loca lneeds are and how they can be met. A key component of the new approach to planning is the Neighbourhood Plan.
This new type of plan will mean that local communities will be able to come together to shape the future of their area.
Neighbourhood Plans provide a great opportunity for you to have more influence on how the places in which you live and work will change overtime. Your local knowledge,and your sense of what needs to be protected and what needs to change, can really make a difference.
A very useful guide to neighbourhood planning
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A Guide to Localism
A guide to help communities, local authority officers,councillors, developers, businesses and others to choose the best path through the localism maze.
Localism guide PRINT.pdf
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