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Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning

Our guide to neighbuorhood planning will help you to get involved and shape where you live.

 Neighbourhood Development Plans help communities secure the protection and enhancement of their local environment while providing housing, business, transport and energy development where they feel it is needed.

The Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011 and introduced Neighbourhood Development Plans which should allow communities greater influence on planning issues like allocating sites for new housing.

The contents of these plans will be very much up to the communities preparing them and the Act also gives communities the power to grant planning permission in some cases, by allowing the local parish council to act as the local planning authority.

The opportunities provided by the Localism Act mean that there has never been a better time to get involved and shape where you live.

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