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Planning policy – neighbourhood planning

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Details of existing neighbourhood plans in North Lincolnshire, how to start your own neighbourhood plans, and our duty to help.

Neighbourhood planning in North Lincolnshire

    In North Lincolnshire, neighbourhood planning can be led by town or parish councils, or bodies called Neighbourhood Forums (where town or parish councils do not exist).

    To get started you must apply to have your area and forum (if appropriate) officially designated. Please use the appropriate form below.

    Neighbourhood Area Status application

    Neighbourhood Forum application

    Applications for Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum status will be advertised on this page for six weeks to allow comments to be made.

    Where a neighbourhood plan is likely to have a significant effect on the environment a strategic environmental assessment must be carried out and an environmental report prepared. A qualifying body (town council, parish council or forum) must also show how its plan will contribute to achieving sustainable development: a sustainability appraisal could be a useful approach for doing this.

    The Background Information for Qualifying Bodies explains the SEA process for town councils, parish councils or neighbourhood forums. It should be read in conjunction with the SEA for the relevant Neighbourhood Plan.

    We have a duty to support communities in North Lincolnshire that wish to do neighbourhood planning, so contact us for a discussion and advice.

    An NDO grants planning permission for all or certain uses in a specific location within the Neighbourhood Plan Area.

    Neighbourhood Development Orders – Fact Sheet [PDF, 55Kb]

    In addition, Community Right to Build Orders could be available as a means of providing community-led site development.

    Community Right to Build Orders – Fact Sheet [PDF, 59Kb]