A Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a mechanism for helping communities, including both local residents and businesses to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. It can be used to:
a) Develop a shared vision for the neighbourhood.
b) Propose where new homes, shops, offices and other development should be built.
c) Identify and protect important local green spaces.
d) Influence what types of homes are built including the proportion that are affordable, in private ownership or have other tenure arrangements.
e) Influence aspects of the style and appearance of all development.
In some cases, NDP's specify where developments can occur. A NDP cannot be a 'no growth' agenda, nor a 'veto' against development taking place.
NDP's form part of the statutory development plan for an area and are used to promote and guide development and will be used to help determine planning applications.
Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council are preparing a NDP, under the provisions of the Localism Act 2012. As part of this work in assessing what the NDP should include, the Steering Group set up by the Parish Council to develop the NDP are seeking your views.
The following questions have been developed to identify the key issues we face in this parish. As a guide, you may wish to consider your responses in terms of housing growth, business and education, community and recreational facilities and any other issue you feel is important to you and this parish.
Once the consultation process is complete, the information will form the basis of the further consultation on the options for addressing these issues, resulting in a plan that will enable local residents to help share future development in our parish.