Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning

The Localism Act 2011 allows communities to have a say in how their local area develops and grows through preparing neighbourhood plans.

We are working on a number of initiatives with local communities to help them plan for developments that meet their community’s needs.

The Council is home to two neighbourhood plans. These form part of the Development Plan for the areas which they cover, and will form the basis for planning decisions in these areas. It is important to note that these neighbourhood plans do have the same status as our Local Plan. The two plans are:

In addition, in September 2017 the Council designated the Courtfield Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area. The neighbourhood forum intends to draft a neighbourhood plan for the Courtfield Neighbourhood Area.

You can find out more about the Courtfield Neighbourhood Forum and the designation of the Neighbourhood Area on the Planning Consultation page.


Neighbourhood planning guide


Our guide to neighbourhood planning provides useful advice to guide you through the process of neighbourhood planning.

Read our guide to neighbourhood planning.


Find out more

National planning practice guidance on neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood plans roadmap guide - a guide produced by Locality