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What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England, which enables communities to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for their area. The plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. A Neighbourhood Plan relates to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues (like housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.

Goodwin Development Trust is initiating the Neighbourhood Plan process for the Thornton Estate area.

To find out more about neighbourhood plans and what you can achieve visit: http://locality.org.uk/resources/neighbo urhood-planning-roadmap-guide/