Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to:
Neighbourhood development plans
A neighbourhood development plan establishes general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, like:
The plan can be detailed or general, depending what local people want.
Neighbourhood plans allow local people to get the right type of development for their community, but the plans must still meet the needs of the wider area. In most cases we expect this will mean that neighbourhood plans will have to take into account the local council’s assessment of housing and other development needs in the area.
Neighbourhood planning is a growing movement. As of April 2014: