Neighbourhood Plans

 

Neighbouhood PlansFor decades people have been infuriated by planning regulations, which they feel are inappropriate to remote rural areas. Our communities want more control over the style, scale and location of housing developments, and they want to allow farming families to do barn conversions to house their children. On Thursday 7th March the residents of upper Eden voted 90% in favour of their own neighbourhood plan. This is the first community-written plan in the country. By giving planning power to local parishes, it delivers something fundamental; the ability to shape your own home environment. It is key to affordable housing, to the next generation of farming, to small businesses, and to  preserving the beauty of an area we love.

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Rory Welcomes a Cash Boost for Communities Supporting Neighbourhood Planning

Rory has welcomed this week’s announcement by Planning Minister Greg Clark that new funding to help communities bring jobs and homes to their neighbourhood using improved planning powers is becoming available. Having helped to pioneer the Upper Eden area as a frontrunner in national neighbourhood planning policy, the local MP cited the news as a […]