Neighbourhood plans in Rutland are prepared by parish and town councils and provide an opportunity for local communities to shape the development and growth of their local area.
Maps showing the neighbourhood plan areas that have been designated and the progress in preparing each neighbourhood plan may be viewed below:
Government planning guidance can be found in the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance.
Support for neighbourhood plans from Rutland County Council
The Council has 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.
Funding and Grants
The Council is not able to provide financial support for neighbourhood planning but funding is available from other sources.
Further details of the government's support programme for neighbourhood planning, including the grant application process are available on the My Community Rights website.
Details of other professional advice and support for neighbourhood planning is available on the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council.