These are some of the key documents which have a bearing on the process and production of our Neighbourhood Plan:
Neighbourhood Planning - What is neighbourhood planning? - There are some 'ground rules' for Neighbourhood Plans:
" they must generally be in line with local and national planning policies.
" if the local planning authority says that an area needs to grow, then communities cannot use neighbourhood planning to block the building of new homes and businesses; they can, however, use neighbourhood planning to influence the type, design, location and mix of new development.
" neighbourhood plans must contribute to achieving sustainable development
Neighbourhood Planning Road Map Guide Worksheets - This gives a step by step guide to the process and may form the basis our programme of work and the Steering Group’s agenda for meetings.
A Plain English Guide - This a guide to the Localism Bill in 24 pages
National Planning Policy Framework - This sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.At the heart of the NPPF is the presumption in favour of sustainable development which should be seen as the golden thread running through both plan making and decision taking.
West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan - 2015 - The Local Plan and supporting documents