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Neighbourhood Plan Presentation
This page is intended as an introduction to the concept of a Neighbourhood Plan - which is not the same as a Parish Plan.

At the foot of this page see a .pdf file which gives a lot more information about this idea. The file can be read and/or downloaded.


To cover:
  • What is a neighbourhood plan - put simply
  • Opportunities and consideration
  • Alternatives to a neighbourhood plan
  • Basic Conditions
  • Process of preparing the Neighbourhood Plan and the role of the Borough Council
  • Any questions

1. WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

A "neighbourhood development plan" is

  • a plan which sets out policies in relation to the development and use of land
  • in the whole or any part of a particular neighbourhood area specified in the
  • plan.
  • A community led plan to help guide to developrnent, regeneration and conservation in the area
  • Not the same as a parish plan
  • Essentiatly it is about development. Other things can be put in the plan but must be marked differently frorn policies, for example, in an addendum.

2. OPPORTUNITES AND CONSIDERATIONS

Why undertake a Neighbourhood Plan?

  • A community produced plan - representing local views and aspirations, written by members of the community.
  • Can create policies to address local issues that are not covered in the Borough Council Local Plan.
  • Becomes part of the statutory development plan for the are€a - much greater weight than other local documents such  as parish plans and village design statements.
  • Can provide the community with greater control over development in their area although it is important to note it cannot stop development
    • For example: design considerations, types of developrnent to be encouraged or dlscouraged, protect sites (e.g. village green), allocate sites for particular sorts of development.
  • Parishes with a neighbourhood plan will receive 25% af any community infrastructure levy (CIL) arising from developments in their area compared to parishes without a neighbourhood plan, who will receive 15%. As yet the Borough Couneil is taking steps to introduce CIL.

(Read much more about this in the pdf. document below).

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18 Apr 2016, 07:20