Neighbourhood planning

What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood planning can cover any one of these three distinct areas:

  • Neighbourhood Development Plan

  • Neighbourhood Development Order

  • Community Right to Build Order

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood development plans are commonly known as neighbourhood plans. Communities can use a neighbourhood plan to create a vision for their area, establishing general planning policies for the development and use of land. This could be where new homes should be built and what types of materials should be used, or where public open space should be located and how it will be maintained. The plan must be in conformity with national planning policy and the strategic policies of the adopted development plan, currently the policies in the Core Strategy, and cannot reduce the amount or change the type of development planned for in the development plan.

Neighbourhood Development Order

Communities will have the power to grant planning permission for certain types of development in their area, such as residential extensions, without the need to seek formal planning permission from Hambleton District Council. As with a neighbourhood plan, a neighbourhood development order must meet certain conditions, such as conforming to national policies and strategic local policies.

Community Right to Build Order

This is a specific type of Neighbourhood Development Order which enables a community, such as a community interest company or community land trust to bring forward specific developments within their area. Any benefits which these schemes bring will remain within the community to be used for maintaining or enhancing community facilities.

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