What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. 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.

Chair of Steering Group Jane Mellett

e: jane@mellett.org.uk

phone: 01225 742163


e: secretarycolerneNP@gmail.com

A Neighbourhood Plan will enable communities to play a much stronger role in shaping the areas in which they live and work and in supporting new development proposals. Unlike the parish, village or town plans that communities may have prepared, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the County Development Plan and sits alongside the Local Plan prepared by the local planning authority. The Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan, will be used in making any planning decision for this parish.

Parish Plan of 2009

The Parish Council commissioned a Parish Plan in 2009 in order to get a broad consensus from those living in our community on a wide range of aspects of our lives now and in the future. 

The information in this document was used as a guide to inform the decisions the Parish Council made at meetings and to add supporting evidence to applications we may make to other organisations.

Watch Jane Mellett’s presentation at the start of the first public consultation.