Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan modifications
The modifications proposed to the plan following the independent examination are open for consultation from November 28th till the 13th of January. Any comments received will be considered carefully before the plan is prepared for the Local Referendum when all residents of Alnwick and Denwick have the chance to vote on whether the neighbourhood plan should form the basis of planning decisions in Alnwick and Denwick.
Here is a link to a pdf of the modified plan:
- The plan (Click here to view)
What is a neighbourhood plan?
The introduction of neighbourhood planning is part of wider changes to the planning system in the Localism Act 2011. The Act aims to shift decision making from central government to communities and councils. Neighbourhood planning helps town and parish councils to prepare a plan for their area, in close consultation with residents, businesses and other local organisations.
Why are we doing it?
We are keen to give local communities and businesses more say in shaping the future of the town and its surroundings. Neighbourhood planning measures allow communities to shape new development by coming together to prepare neighbourhood plans.
They will be able to:
- Choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built
- Have their say on what those new buildings should look like
- Establish planning policies for the development and use of land
- Grant planning permission for development they want to see go ahead
Parish and town councils or neighbourhood forums will lead the creation of neighbourhood plans, supported by the local planning authority Northumberland County Council.