Neighbourhood Planning - Update

Neighbourhood Planning Pilots

News from Lubenham, Worth, Ripon, and London South Bank


Trailling Neighbourhood Planning

More than 100 communities eager to trial new rights that give local people powers to bring jobs and homes to their area and shape development were announced today by Communities Minister Bob Neill.

The areas are some of the first preparing to use new neighbourhood planning powers introduced in the Localism Act. Neighbourhood planning is an innovative part of the Government's localism agenda and ensures people for the first time have a major say in shaping development in their area.

Communities can help determine where development should go and can decide the type and design of development that can be granted automatic planning permission, through a Neighbourhood Development Order.