What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
The Localism Act provides a statutory regime for neighbourhood planning. The National Planning Policy Framework states:
“Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and deliver the sustainable development that they need. Parishes and neighbourhood forums can use neighbourhood planning to:
- Set planning policies through neighbourhood plans to determine decisions on planning applications, and …
- Grant planning permission through Neighborhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders for specific development which complies with the order”
Essentially, it is our opportunity to shape Water Orton to our needs and wishes. Think “what do I want Water Orton to look like in 2035?”, the Neighbourhood Plan is our opportunity to shape it now.
Water Orton Parish Council has been developing this plan and holding various informal consultations with key parties. At the Water Orton Parish Council Meeting on 26 August 2020, the Council unanimously passed agenda item 310a to approve the plan and to send the plan for external comment.
Water Orton Neighbourhood Plan – August 2020