Neighbourhood Planning, introduced through the Localism Act 2012, gives the community the opportunity to decide what it wants in the future covering Housing, Environment, Community and Recreational Facilities, Economic expansion and infrastructure requirements. Once adopted by the local authority, neighbourhood plans will form part of the statutory development plan for an area and take precedence over the Local Plan in determining planning permission for local (non-strategic) development. It is a complex process and a very new one but it is designed to allow greater input from the residents, increased control over the siting of development in the village into the future and importantly protection from unacceptable proposals.
Slinfold Parish Council set up the Neighbourhood Working Group, comprising Parish Councillors and local members of the community, to research and draw up a Neighbourhood Plan addressing the future needs of the Parish. For the large part, the Working Group is just the central point for collecting data and the most important part of the whole process is where the public is asked for its views and has its say.
Please click on the NP cover to view the plan and the links below to view related documents.