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Parish and Town Councils Given £1.3 million to Neighbourhood Plan

Parish and Town Councils across England have been given £1.3 million to support the preparation of their Neighbourhood Plans. In total, 234 areas will receive a share of the £1,353,574 of Government funding from the neighbourhood planning grants distributed by Locality. Need help putting together the funding for your neighbourhood plan? Call Michael on 01282 872570 or email. To find out more about how you can plan your neighbourhood visit our neighbourhood planning page.    

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How Much Does It Cost To Produce a Neighbourhood Plan?

A key question on most parish councils, neighbourhood fora and business area’s lips as they contemplate taking charge over their own future. Costs can vary widely – depending on the nature of the area, complexity of the plan, and the expertise that exists within the group preparing that neighbouhood plan. DCLG estimated costs when assessing the impact of neighbourhood planning and a recent post on the Locality web site puts forward the range of £10,000 to £80,000 for a neighbourhood plan. Whatever type of plan you prepare, or whatever the resources at your disposal you will not want to compromise on quality and accuracy. That is why at Kirkwells we have put together a neighbourhood planning package that can support … Continue reading

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Help for your Community Right to Build Project

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has launched the Government’s Community Right to Build initiative. Community Right to Build puts the power to grant planning permission firmly in the hands of communities. Under Community Right to Build, communities will be able to approve new local developments by preparing a Community Right to Build Order. Once prepared such an Order would automatically grant planning permission for a certain type of development: family houses to sell or rent community halls homes designed specifically to meet the needs of older people children playgrounds; and shops and business facilities A Community Right to Build Order would have to meet certain criteria, for example be in a designated neighbourhood planning area, and have the backing of more than 50 … Continue reading

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