What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is a planning document drawn up in consultation with local communities to establish general planning policies for the development and use of land within their Plan Area (see Map 1 : Plaistow & Ifold Parish – Plan Area).

The Neighbourhood Plan includes where new homes could be built, as well as what kind of homes they should be.

The Neighbourhood Plan also sets out what assets the community values and wishes to retain.

“Early and meaningful engagement and collaboration with neighbourhoods
and local organisations is essential.
A wide section of the community should be proactively engaged and reflect a collective vision
and a set of agreed priorities for sustainable development in the area
including those in any Neighbourhood Plan”