Slip End Parish Council

What is a Neighbourhood Plan? Through the Localism Act, the government has given local communities more power to influence the future of the places they live by introducing three neighbourhood planning tools:

A qualifying body can make a neighbourhood plan before a local plan has been adopted by the local planning authority. Town and parish councils are the ‘qualifying bodies’: they can produce plans that cover their entire area, or just part of it. Alternatively, they can work with other town or parish councils to produce a joint plan if they wish to do so. The neighbourhood area has to be designated by us to allow the town or parish council to produce a neighbourhood plan.