About neighbourhood planning
Neighbourhood planning aims to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area. It empowers communities to shape the development and growth of the area where they live and work. Through neighbourhood planning, communities can:
- Choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, and
- Have a say on what the new buildings should look like and the infrastructure that should be provided
Communities have been given the power to produce their own neighbourhood plan through the Localism Act 2011.