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Parish Councils: How to Apply for Designation as a Neighbourhood Plan Area

If you area a parish or town council you can now seek to be designated as neighbourhood planning areas. This will allow you to prepare a neighbourhood plan. To find out more read this guide, or call 01282 872570 to discuss how you go about seeking a neighbourhood planning designation for your parish or town council. When applying for designation as a neighbourhood plan area parishes must apply to their local planning authority. This application must include: a map identifying the area to which the application relates; a statement setting out why the area is considered appropriate as a neighbourhood plan area; and a statement that the organisation is a “relevant body” i.e. a parish council. What happens after submitting … Continue reading

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How to Engage the Community on Your Neighbourhood Plan

The successful launch of the Stretton Neighbourhood Plan has just taken place.¬†And if you view the photos what a success this was. People through the door, numerous comments, new information, and dialogue opened, things to check, and potential new volunteers. So how did we and Stretton parish council do it? Below are ten key things used in Stretton to make engagement and consultation on the neighbourhood plan a success. Good Organisation¬†– it may sound obvious, but this is a must. Decide in advance what you are doing, who is doing it, what materials you need, and how you will make a record of what was said and discussed. Willing, enthusiastic and well-briefed volunteers– it is your plan so make sure … Continue reading

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