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
Why does Preshute PC need a Neighbourhood Plan?
Last updated 29 December 2020
- The plan will have statutory status and give us greater
influence over planning decisions and more resilience to
speculative development proposals.
- The NP will give residents more influence on specific local
issues than might be possible within the Wiltshire Local Plan
- The NP makes the development of Preshute community-led, not
a 'top-down' process.
- The NP will place local environmental and conservation
issues at the top of the agenda.
- The NP offers an opportunity to specify where development
occurs in the parish and the kind of housing that will be both
sustainable and for the benefit of local people.
- The NP will open a valuable dialogue with the many local and