Andrew Seaton, Community Rights Strategy and Mobilisation, Department for Communities and Local Government, looks at how Neighbourhood Planning links to other tools and forms part of a package that helps to make your community more vibrant, resilient and self reliant.
What do we have to submit with our draft Neighbourhood Plan?
Allison Borden, Planning Aid for London, reminds readers of the funding available to local authorities to cover some of the costs associated with supporting groups that are undertaking Neighbourhood Plans.
Sedgemoor District Council has approved the designation of the parish of Cheddar as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum has submitted its formal application to Camden Council and consultation is now underway.
Kirkwells has been working with Stretton Parish Council on its Neighbourhood Plan, and has come up with ten top tips for engaging the community in a Neighbourhood Plan.
Proposals to make it easier to set up new town and parish councils have been announced by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.