1 What is Neighbourhood Planning?

Communities were given the right to have more say in development that happens in their local area in the Localism Act 2010. These rights are exercised mainly in the ability to develop a neighbourhood plan which is then adopted by local authorities. Local authorities are then guided by their adopted neighbourhood plans when deciding which developments to give planning permission to, and how to develop local areas.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a legal planning document that must be considered alongside current National, London and Local Plans when future development, regeneration and enhancement of the Lee Forum area are being considered.

Details of how neighbourhood plans are written can be read here and are illustrated by the roadmap below