Parish councils or neighbourhood forums can produce plans which become part of the statutory development plan for the National Park. They are important legal documents which, along with the Authority’s own development plan, are used by planners to make decisions on planning applications.
A neighbourhood plan can:
- develop a shared vision for a place
- indicate where new development may be located
- identify and protect important local green spaces
Neighbourhood development order
A neighbourhood development order enables a parish council or neighbourhood forum to grant planning permission for certain types of development in certain locations, removing the need to submit a planning application to the National Park Authority.