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.
To cover:What is a neighbourhood plan - put simply
Opportunities and consideration
Alternatives to a neighbourhood plan
Process of preparing the Neighbourhood Plan and the role of the Borough Council
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
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 area - 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 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.