Gravityscan Badge February 2015 — Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan

Locality wins contracts to help more communities take control

Locality are delighted to announce they will be supporting more local people to create the neighbourhoods they want to live in, thanks to new funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

The new combined funding of around £32 million from the DCLG will allow us to offer free advice, grants and a learning . . . → Read More: Locality wins contracts to help more communities take control

Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

Strategic environmental assessment requirements for neighbourhood plans

Current version

Does a neighbourhood plan require a strategic environmental assessment?

In some limited circumstances, where a neighbourhood plan is likely to have significant environmental effects, it may require a strategic environmental assessment. Draft neighbourhood plan proposals should be assessed to determine whether the plan is likely to . . . → Read More: Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

Changes to the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations

Last month the Government published its response (pdf) to the technical consultation on proposals to speed up the neighbourhood planning process, and announced amendments to the neighbourhood planning regulations that will come into effect on 9 February. But what do they mean and what will their impact be on communities in England?

The specific reforms . . . → Read More: Changes to the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations

Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

Revisions to Guidance regarding the role of the local planning authority in neighbourhood planning

Reference ID: 41-080-20150209

Current version

Step 1: Designating neighbourhood area and if appropriate neighbourhood forum

Relevant body (parish / town council, prospective neighbourhood forum or community organisation) submits an application to the local planning authority (LPA) to designate a neighbourhood area

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Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan

Published on Friday, 6th February 2015

Shenstone Parish Council has submitted the Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan to Lichfield District Council, becoming the first community within Lichfield District to reach this stage of the process.

The Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan outlines how the Stonnall could be shaped in the future and, if approved, it will provide a framework . . . → Read More: Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan

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