Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to:

  • make a neighbourhood development plan – sets out where new homes and offices should be built and how they should look
  • make a neighbourhood development order – gives the community the ability to grant planning permission
  • make a Community Right to Build order – gives permission for small-scale, site-specific developments by a community group

The process

  1. AVDC consults on the designation of Neighbourhood Areas
  2. The town or parish council consults on the pre-submission stage of their own neighbourhood plan
  3. AVDC holds a public consultation on the plan, and the responses are sent to an independent examiner
  4. If the plan passes independent examination, the local community votes on whether it supports the plan
  5. If the plan is supported, it will be used to inform planning decisions in that neighbourhood


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