WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN A neighbourhood plan (NP) is a framework drawn up by a local community for how its area can develop and grow. NPs can vary widely in what they cover, but essentially they are about how land is used and related economic, social and environmental matters. These can include issues such as housing, employment, heritage including open spaces, and transport. The local plan has to go through several stages of discussion and consultation with those who will be affected by it, not only residents but also businesses, workers, students and those who just visit the area. It then has to be subject to independent examination and a local referendum. If supported by a majority of voters, it becomes part of the Council’s Local Development Plan. This legal basis gives a Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local planning documents, and it forms part of the rules which guide the local authority when it has to decide on planning applications.
A Neighbourhood Plan can only be produced by a Parish Council or Neighbourhood Forum (NF). Before a Neighbourhood Forum is formed, a ‘designated area’ must be approved.
WERRINGTON’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Werrington’s ‘designated area’ was form in November 2018 and Werrington Area Forum (Neighbourhoood Forum) was formed in January 2019. Details and membership of the Forum and Steering Group can be found here. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Werrington. Meetings are now held regularly and are open to all. The next meetings are:
Monday 13th May at The Barn, Hodgson Centre at 7pm
AGM: TUESDAY 4th June at The Village Centre at 7.30pm
FOR ANY INFORMATION: about the Forum, its meetings, its role or becoming a member then please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary Sally Weald on email@example.com
Minutes of previous meetings
The formation of the Area Forum prior to November 2018 is covered by the minutes of the Neighbourhood Council
Evidence Base and other documents
This section lists documents that form part of the evidence base and lists other documents prepared by the Steering Group that are relevant to the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The designated area of Werrington was approved in October 2018 by Peterborough City Council. See the decision here
An application to form a Neighbourhood Forum was made to Peterborough City in October 2018. Application for Neighbourhood Forum
General Guidance on the neighbourhood planning process
How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning (CPRE/NALC);
Your place, your plan (TCPA);
Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide and Worksheets (Locality)