Neighbourhood Development Plans
Neighbourhood (Development) Plans (NDP) enable communities to shape development in their area through the creation of their own 'local' planning policies and allocations of land for development in their parish.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan process is prescribed by statute and while it can be quite hard work, can also be rewarding. Certain formal steps have to be taken to comply with the legislation contained in the Localism Act 2011. These include informal and formal consultation stages, independent examination as well as a local referendum.
For those who are considering undertaking a Neighbourhood Development Plan and would like more detailed information, the following pages will be able to help you:
For information on which Dartmoor Parishes already have, or are writing a Neighbourhood Development Plan, see Dartmoor Neighbourhood Development Plan Areas.