What is a neighbourhood plan?

Neighbourhood planning offers the opportunity for local people to be involved in shaping the future of the areas in which they live and work. It gives people greater involvement and ownership of the plans and policies that affect their area. Policies which form adopted Neighbourhood Plans are used when considering planning applications in the area.

Neighbourhood Plans can influence the type, design, location and mix of new development but must be in line with national planning policy and the Development Plan. A Neighbourhood Plan may not propose less development than the overarching Breckland Local Plan.

Neighbourhood Development Orders (NDO) can also be produced to grant planning permissions for specific locations within a parish or neighbourhood area. A Community Right to Build Order is a form of Neighbourhood Development Order that can be used to grant planning permission for small scale development for community benefit on a specific site or sites in a neighbourhood area.

Last updated: 22/03/2021 14:28:35