Neighbourhood Planning and the Revised NPPF

22nd August 2018Journal

We have been familiarising ourselves with the recently updated National Planning Policy Framework, especially in relation to Neighbourhood Planning. We are pleased to see the importance of Design Quality being reinforced, with the NPPF highlighting that ‘Neighbourhood plans can play an important role in identifying the special qualities of each area and explaining how this…

Your Neighbourhood Plan is ‘made’! It’s the end of the beginning…

20th July 2018Journal

Once made, a Neighbourhood Plan becomes part of the planning authority’s suite of Local Development Documents. In principle, this gives any Neighbourhood Plan as much status in determining applications as the Local Plan. The hard work, examination and referendum are over and your community now has a made Neighbourhood Plan – well done! But that is not the end;…