Communities have the right to shape local development through neighbourhood development plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders
In the district, the local parish or town council leads on neighbourhood planning. As the Local Planning Authority (LPA), we assist in the development of the plan and have to:
Once in place, neighbourhood development plans become part of the Local plan, the framework we use to make planning decisions.
Neighbourhood plans need to be in general conformity with the Local plan.
The St Mary in the Marsh Neighbourhood Plan is being brought into force following a successful referendum. You can view information on the consultation, examination and referendum .
The following towns and parishes have agreed neighbourhood plan boundaries (knows as 'neighbourhood areas'). The documents below show the boundaries.