What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan can give our local community direct power to develop a shared vision for our parish and shape its development and growth. A Neighbourhood Plan is primarily a planning control document that sits alongside and supports the Wiltshire Council Strategic Plans (due to consult in January 2021) and the National Planning Policy Framework. Our Plan will cover the period to 2036. It will be a binding document influencing future planning in Preshute.

The Neighbourhood Plan can shape and direct development and land use within the terms of that area Local Plan. It has formal weight in deciding future planning applications and should shape and direct development that is outside the strategic policy. Within that definition, the planning topics that a neighbourhood plan can cover is for the local community to decide.

The Neighbourhood Plan can choose where new houses and business use properties are to be built, suggest what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to plan for the types of development to meet their community’s needs and that the neighbourhood vision is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.
Why does Preshute PC need a Neighbourhood Plan?
Last updated 29 December 2020