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Neighbourhood Plans

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Localism Act 2011 gives local communities the ability to create local planning policies within what is called a Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood Plans are produced by the local parish or town council or, in cases where there is no such body, a properly constituted neighbourhood forum. Neighbourhood Plans allow local people to influence future changes in their area by setting out policies to help get the right type of development for their community but the plans must still meet the needs of the wider area.

You can find out more about Neighbourhood Plans locally and the guidance that is available at our Community Led Planning Blog. The main, national source of support for Neighbourhood Plans is Locality. You can visit their neighbourhood planning support website here.

Broadland District Council supports parish and town councils in the district that are in the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan. For more detail on the process please refer to our Neighbourhood Plan guidance notes.

Contact information

Neighbourhood Plans team

Tel: 01603 430567