Neighbourhood Planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans (often referred to simply as Neighbourhood Plans), Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders.
Neighbourhood Plans become part of the development plan and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications.
Policies produced cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like.
Stuart Todd, Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI), Director of Stuart Todd Associates Ltd walks you through the Neighbourhood planning process.
Why would the Parish want one? What weight in planning law do they hold? and how the Parish would get started.