Localism in action.
There are 21 Neighbourhood Plans already adopted (“made” in planning speak) with another 19 in preparation. They all have to conform to the National Planning Policy Framework and the East Devon Local plan. Theoretically any planning decision should take an adopted plan into account.
There are 63 town and parish councils in East Devon. Neighbourhood Plans take a lot of effort and dedication to produce involving the whole community. Two thirds of these councils have felt the need to make this effort. Does this tell us something?
Bishop’s Clyst Parish Council is asking an interesting question.
Other councils surely need to be doing the same. – Owl
Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan Review – Questionnaire
Five years on the Parish Council has decided that it is time to review the Neighbourhood Plan to see what effect it has had on local development decisions and consider whether parts of it need to be updated.
We want to hear the views of everybody in the parish about the type and scale of development that you think is appropriate for our area and amenities that you would like to see in the parish. This is your chance to influence what goes into the Review. There is still time to share your thoughts on the Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan by completing a Questionnaire. We need your response by 8 November.
The Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire can be found online and submitted electronically at bishopsclyst.org.uk/neighbourhood-plan-questionnaire/