What is a neighbourhood plan?
A neighbourhood plan puts in place planning policy for a neighbourhood area (such as in this case Audley Parish) to guide future development. A neighbourhood plan is about the use and development of land and 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. It may deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, design, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues only.
A robust programme of community engagement and proportionate evidence base should help to make sure that our neighbourhood plan is based on a proper understanding of the area and of the views, aspirations, wants and needs of local people.
To find out more about neighbourhood plans visit the Neighbourhood Plan Roadmap Guide.