Neighbourhood Planning

The coalition Government introduced the concept of 'Neighbourhood Plans' as part of the Development Plan for an area following the adoption of the Localism Act in November 2011.

A Neighbourhood Plan can provide a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure they get the right types of development for their community Neighbourhood plans should not promote less development than set out in the Local Plan or undermine its strategic policies (National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 184). The full legislation and a number of case studies can be found on the Communities and Local Government website, by clicking on it under Offsite Links.  Funding information is also on the government website.

Once adopted and the Neighbourhood Plan is brought into force, the policies take precedence over existing non-strategic policies in the Local Plan.

As part of a network building and information gathering exercise Broxtowe Borough Council recently held an evening seminar inviting Parish Councils and other interested groups. The seminar included presentations from Council Officers and Planning Aid England and the slides are available by clicking on the link under the Documents section.

A new 2 year Government programme will help communities to develop their neighbourhood plans.  Neighbourhood planning groups will find full details about the new 2 year programme from 15 April on the My Community Rights website, click on the link under Offsite Links.

Planning Aid England (PAE), which is run by the RTPI, will help communities through the key stages of the neighbourhood planning process under the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning, 2013-15 initiative.  PAE will work directly with neighbourhood planning groups to provide support, advice and professional input to the plans being prepared by those communities.



Awsworth Neighbourhood Area Application
Broxtowe Borough Council has approved an application from Awsworth Parish Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan
Broxtowe Borough Council has designated a Neighbourhood Area in Bramcote and has designated Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum as the relevant body to plan for the Neighbourhood Area.
Brinsley Neighbourhood Area Application
Broxtowe Borough Council has received an application from Brinsley Parish Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Plan
Broxtowe Borough Council has received an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area in Toton and Chilwell, it has also received a separate application for the designation of Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum as the relevant body to plan for the Neighbourhood Area.
Eastwood Neighbourhood Area Application
Broxtowe Borough Council has approved an application from Eastwood Town Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Greasley Neighbourhood Area Application
Broxtowe Borough Council has approved an application from Greasley Parish Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Kimberley Neighbourhood Area Application
Broxtowe Borough Council has approved an application from Kimberley Town Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Nuthall Neighbourhood Area Application
Broxtowe Borough Council has approved an application from Nuthall Parish Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Stapleford Neighbourhood Area Application
Broxtowe Borough Council has received an application from Stapleford Town Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

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