This is a summary of the steps that will need to be undertaken in order for a Neighbourhood Development Plan to become part of the Local Plan and used to make decisions on planning applications. The process for preparing and adopting a Neighbourhood Development Order or a Community Right to Build Order is broadly the same as that for a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The parish council, town council or Neighbourhood Forum must make an application to the council to designate a 'Neighbourhood Area'. Applications must include:
The application will be publicised on the council's website for a minimum of 6 weeks and public notices will be provided for display in prominent locations across the Neighbourhood Area. Details of how people can make representations will be provided on the website and public notices.
The council will consider any representations received and will decide whether the Neighbourhood Area designation can be supported and formally designated.
Where there is no parish or town council a Neighbourhood Forum application should be made at the same time as applying to designate the Neighbourhood Area.