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Neighbourhood Development Plans

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 914313, tabled on 19 April 2021

What steps he is taking to ensure that neighbourhood plans continue to be prioritised as part of the reformed planning system.

Answered on

19 April 2021

Neighbourhood plans are a valuable tool that empower communities to proactively shape what their areas will look like.

As we set out in the Planning White Paper – neighbourhood plans will continue to play a key role in our reformed planning system.

Indeed under the new system neighbourhood planning groups will have a stronger role in producing local design codes – setting out the preferences of the local community and the high standards that new development will be expected to meet.

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