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GX Plan – Drop in event

You’re invited to a Drop-in Event at the Guide Hut, Station Road on Saturday 11th November 2017 10.30am to 15.30pm


We have identified some aims and objectives and we want to know if you agree with them and whether we have forgotten anything. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local Plan and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications.
In very simple terms, a neighbourhood plan is:

  • A document that sets out planning policies for the area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications.
  • Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority.
  • A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the
    right place.

Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.

A neighbourhood plan is an important document with real legal force, therefore there are certain formal procedures that it must go through.

To find out more about the process have a look at this step-by-step guide.