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WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN?

A neighbourhood plan gives communities the opportunity to set out their planning priorities and aspirations for the future of their community area (e.g. parish).  It is a right introduced under the Localism Act 2011

Once approved, neighbourhood plans are used in the determination of planning applications. 

Whilst neighbourhood plans cannot block development that is already part of the local authority’s (e.g. CBC) Local Plan, what they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like. 

 

Neighbourhood plans can also be used to influence and negotiate with any developers. 

They cover areas including:

5 PHASES TO DEVELOPING OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

There are 5 phases to developing a neighbourhood plan with the expected timeline being 18-24 months

Check out more Sutton Village Neighbourhood plan articles.

01

GETTING STARTED

Gather opinions and engage the community

Decide to create a neighbourhood plan

Define your neighbourhood

Establish the steering committee

02

PREPARATION & DATA GATHERING

Identify all stakeholders - In Progress

Gather views, aims and aspirations - In Progress

Prepare a draft vision and aims for the area - In Progress

Gather data and build an evidence base - In Progress

03

Drafting our neighbourhood plan

Vision and aims

Generate and assess options

Define spaces, designations and infrastructure

Planning policies and other matters

04

Consultation and Submission

Review with key stakeholders

Statutory consultees

Neighbouring parishes

6 week formal consultation

05

examination, Referendum & Adoption

Independent Examination

Referendum

Adoption & Publication

Implementation & monitoring