Initial Point of Contact: Kath Gruber 01332 781720
Updated: 23 December 2016
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
The short answer – Shaping the future of where you live
The long answer - A Neighbourhood Plan is the framework for guiding the future development and growth of our designated neighbourhood area. This area doesn’t have to be restricted to the Parish.
What are the benefits of having a Neighbourhood Plan?
It is you as local residents that set out the vision for how we want the area we live in to develop over the next ten, fifteen, twenty years. You can help ensure it is developed in ways that meet local needs and make sense for local people.
It puts residents in control of shaping the development and growth of our area by choosing where we want new homes, shops and offices to be built. Once we have specified what we want we then have a say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided.
We can control the destiny of our Parish area and influence the planning policies used by Amber Valley Council in determining planning applications. Any decisions Amber Valley make have to be made in reference to our Neighbourhood Plan. This also gives us more control on how we spend funding as our area will benefit from 25% of development revenue.
Who is involved in the Neighbourhood Plan process?
The process flows like this:
What needs to be done?
The first steps we need to take are:
How can you get involved?
By volunteering to be part of the Neighbourhood Advisory Forum; working together with others and being empowered to lead the process of developing our Neighbourhood Plan.
Further details on what a Neighbourhood Plan is all about can be found on this link.