Neighbourhood Planning issues

Archived April 2016. This page will no longer be updated.

Over 40 Neighbourhood Plans have been through the examination and referendum
process. Here you can read some case studies; these provide valuable lessons for the development and submission of future plans.
The following points have been recently raised at examinations and are discussed in this note:
  • The relative timing of the making of a neighbourhood plan and the adoption of a local plan;
  • Meeting the requirements of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) regulations;
  • The ability of Neighbourhood Plans to allocate sites.
The note also includes two case studies where emerging neighbourhood plans have
had a significant role in appeal decision making.