Communities now have new powers to shape development through Neighbourhood Planning, a new right introduced through the Localism Act 2011.
It allows communities to prepare:
• Neighbourhood Development Plans;
• Neighbourhood Development Orders; and
• Community Right to Build Orders.
Who can undertake Neighbourhood Planning?
If there’s a parish or town council, that is the only body that can lead on neighbourhood planning. If there isn’t a parish or town council, then a community group known as a neighbourhood forum needs to be established to lead the process.
Formby Parish Council and Little Altcar Parish Council will soon start this process.
This section of the Formby On-line Community Centre is available for you to contribute your views and questions.