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The Neighbourhood Plan

The Localism Act, which received Royal Assent on November 15 2011, introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development by coming together to prepare neighbourhood plans.


A neighbourhood development plan establishes general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, like where new homes and offices should be built and what they should look like

The plan can be detailed or general, depending what local people want.


Neighbourhood plans allow local people to get the right type of development for their community, but the plans must still meet the needs of the wider area. In most cases this will mean that neighbourhood plans will have to take into account the local district council’s assessment of housing and other development needs in the area.


You can find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan process in Brailsford from the following links.

What is it?