Preparing a Neighbourhood Plan

The preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan should be interesting and enjoyable and should help to bring the community together. This guidance breaks the plan making process down into three main stages, for more information select the stages below. To support you when developing a Neighbourhood Plan there are a series of guide notes covering a number of topics and templates to help you through the process. You will also find guide notes under each of the different stages.

Information on the current Neighbourhood Plan Proposal Consultations, Neighbourhood Planning Examinations and Referendums and guidance to help you meet the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations and legal requirements

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Once your Neighbourhood Area is designated, the real work of preparing the plan can begin. This stage is broken down into four sections and provides guidance on developing your plan

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This stage provides guidance to parish and town councils on what happens once the plan has been adopted, how to monitor the success of the plan and review the policies over time

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Guidance notes have been produced covering a range of topics and some templates to help you when developing your Neighbourhood Plan.

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