Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans. Neighbourhood Planning is about making sure a community gets the development it needs for the needs for the future - through the building of homes, job opportunities, and community and leisure facilities such as schools, health services and shops. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area. Neighbourhood Planning has numerous benefits including influencing planning decisions, securing revenue from new developments and strengthening community cohesion.
Why Get Involved?
This is a great opportunity to influence how your area will grow and develop in the future. Anyone from South Molton can get involved in helping to plan the future developments of the area.
Who is Drawing it up?
There is a newly formed group called the ’Neighbourhood Steering Group’, which is led by the Town Council and made up of residents and town councillors from South Molton. It is important to get the views of residents and local community groups.
When Will The Plan be Finished?
We hope to have the plan approved by the end December 2018.
Localism Act 2011