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Access guidance on how to prepare a neighbourhood plan and how to seek independent advice

Key points about neighbourhood plans:

  • Discretionary for parish councils
  • Contain policies on the development and use of land within a parish
  • Must conform to higher level policies and guidance, including strategic policies of the Craven Local Plan
  • Must meet basic conditions to the satisfaction of an independent examiner
  • Need support from the local community and must pass a local referendum
  • Part of the local development plan, which guides planning decisions

Guidance and advice for local communities

The Council has produced a concise guide to Key Stages in the Neighbourhood Planning Process and recommends the following sources of good independent advice: