MINCHINHAMPTON NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN?
A new approach to Planning Controls brought in by the Localism Act of 2011.
It is a plan that is part of a suite of policies from national to local level:
The NDP process is to gather together the:
WHAT IS THE NDP PROCESS?
Steering group appointed under the chairmanship of Phil Raby Smith, under the guidance of the Minchinhampton Parish Council.
A rigorous programme of evidence gathering:
The NDP will cover a period from when it is made up until 2031, with five yearly reviews.
WHAT AN NDP IS NOT
Not a charter or free pass to allow wholesale development anywhere in the Parish of Minchinhampton.
The NDP cannot contradict either the Stroud Local Plan or the NPPF. It is there to supplement and provide local detail and relevance to those two, higher tier policy documents.
It is not a plan for implementing the changes that may be expressed but a way of recording the wishes, vision and aspirations of the community, for the first time, in a formal document.