Neighbourhood plans were introduced by the Localism Act 2012 and give local communities the opportunity to develop a shared vision for their area.
Importantly, they can help to shape, direct and deliver sustainable development, by influencing local planning decisions as part of the statutory Development Plan.
Neighbourhood plans must have regard to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and other national advice and guidance. They must also be in general conformity with strategic policies for the area including policies relating to sustainable development and economic, social and environmental priorities.
Additionally, neighbourhood plans must be compatible with legal obligations relating to the protection of the environment.
The information available on these pages details the background and progress to completion and it is hoped will encourage residents to read and comment on the plan once it is available for consultation