Adopted neighbourhood plans 

Adopted plans become part of the statutory ‘development plan’, These will be used alongside the Council’s own adopted planning documents when making decisions on planning applications in a neighbourhood area.

Influence the future of your neighbourhood

Communities can influence the future of your neighbourhood by preparing a neighbourhood plan. This should set out the vision for your local area and give general planning policies to guide developments.

Please see below for guidance to help your community decide whether to get involved in neighbourhood planning. It will also help you to prepare a plan if you do.

Advice on preparing neighbourhood plans (PDF)

Locality provides support to communities with neighbourhood planning.  You can apply for direct support and funding and receive useful advice and contacts through their website.

If you have any further questions on neighbourhood planning, or are thinking of preparing a neighbourhood plan for your area, get in touch with us at

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