What Is A Neighbourhood Plan?

In a Neighbourhood Plan The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.

A Neighbourhood plan is an important document with real legal force, therefore there are certain formal procedures that it must go through.

It is not intended that the Neighbourhood Planning process requires professionals, but instead relies on the skills available from local people.

A Neighbourhood Plan must be in general conformity with the Council’s development plan documents, plans and strategies from other public bodies, utility and service providers.

Neighbourhood Planning cannot prevent development but it can influence where new development is located, and the design, layout and materials used.

Neighbourhood Planning can help to ensure that new development is sympathetic to the surrounding area and meets the needs of the local community.

We need volunteers to develop our plan…

Can you commit to 24 meetings over two years? Do you have experience of marketing, planning or organising events? Do you like talking to people?

If you can help with any of these things or you just want to be involved in this crucial piece of work please contact Paul Nash:

E: paul@penval.org

T: 07525 19892

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