It is a community-initiated process in which local people get together through a local forum and produce a plan for their neighbourhood setting out policies and proposals for the types of developments they wish to see in their area.
Autumn 2016 will see the council consulting on its new Borough-Wide Local Plan. The North Kingston Forum invites the residents of North Kingston to join us in preparing our own plan, a positive vision of our future made by us, for us.
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced a range of measures to speed up and simplify the neighbourhood planning process and give more power to neighbourhood forums. Building on those reforms, the 2016 Queen’s Speech set out how new legislation would be introduced...
As of summer 2016, around 2,000 communities across England have taken up their new neighbourhood planning powers. There have been over 200 NPlan referendums, all of which have been successful, with an average ‘yes’ vote of 89%.