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WHO ARE WE?
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WHAT IS NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING?
Neighbourhood Planning is a transfer of planning powers from local planning authorities to the neighbourhood level. It is an opportunity for local communities to create planning policies that address a local need and will be used to determine planning applications in the parish.
Having a neighbourhood plan affords additional protection against, often unwanted, speculative development and helps to protect locally important buildings and open spaces and can provide local policies to meet a local need for anything for which planning applications are needed.
WHAT CAN YourLocale DO?
We support communities through the process of preparing a neighbourhood plan from start to finish.
We can offer a package tailored to the individual needs of the neighbourhood. This can range from an advisory service for those groups who are confident about proceeding with limited guidance through to a comprehensive service where we sit alongside the neighbourhood plan group to plan and deliver each stage of the process.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This will depend on the scope of the neighbourhood plan and the capacity of the group to engage in the process. For all but a few parishes, the costs are met through grant funding that YourLocale will help to secure.
THINKING OF STARTING A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN?
You may be considering developing your own Neighbourhood Plan.
YourLocale specialise in helping communities of all shapes and sizes to realise their ambitions.
The cost of engaging YourLocale is routinely met from grant funding that we will help communities secure.
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YourLocale is a passionate believer and advocate of giving communities and neighbourhoods more power and resources so that they can play a bigger role in society and make decisions that shape their area.
YourLocale therefore supports the thrust of the Government’s Localism Agenda with its focus on ending the era of ‘top-down government’. In particular its Community Rights programme gives exciting and new powers to local councils, communities & neighbourhoods.
New powers and funding have been made available to parishes and neighbourhood groups to protect important assets, run services and buildings and establish your own Neighbourhood Plan.
This will give you control over a wide range of planning policies in your locality.
"Now is the time to seize this opportunity to shape the area in which you live and to have decisions about your community made locally".