The Localism Act 2011 enables communities to prepare their own formal plans for a defined area (the Neighbourhood Area) under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (amended 2015 and 2016).
Neighbourhood Plans are prepared by the community and set out local planning policies in relation to that area. They have to be in line with national and local planning policy, independently examined and then voted upon in a local referendum as to whether or not they should be formally adopted. Once a neighbourhood plan is 'made' (adopted), it will form part of the Borough Council's Development Plan and will be used in future planning decisions.
Please use the right hand navigation menu for detailed information on each of the Neighbourhood Plans which are moving forward within the borough. A map of the Neighbourhood Plans currently in progress can be viewed here.
Last updated 5 June 2019