If you’re thinking about starting a neighbourhood plan we recommend that you read the Government’s advice on neighbourhood plans. National network Locality also offers advice and support and have published a number of useful guides. For more information see Locality’s Neighbourhood Planning pages.
Further Government planning guidance can be found in the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance.
We will provide information and assistance to local communities who are interested in neighbourhood planning. This will include:
We have prepared a Service Level Agreement that sets out the technical advice that it can provide and guidance on the role of the Council and local groups in preparing neighbourhood plans.
Town or parish councils preparing neighbourhood plans will be asked to sign up to this agreement at the beginning of the process of preparing a neighbourhood plan.
If you are thinking about starting a neighbourhood plan, please complete the Area Designation Request Form or email Localplan@Rutland.gov.uk to discuss your proposal.
Details of grants and support for neighbourhood planning can be found on the My Community website. Locality have also published a Neighbourhood Plan Grant & Technical Support Guidance notes on their website which offers guidance about applying for a neighbourhood planning grant.
Details of other professional advice and support for neighbourhood planning is available on the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council.
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