The Localism Act 2011 enables communities to prepare their own formal plans for a defined area (the Neighbourhood Area) under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (amended 2015 and 2016).
Neighbourhood Plans are prepared by the community and set out local planning policies in relation to that area. They have to be in line with national and local planning policy, independently examined and then voted upon in a local referendum as to whether or not they should be formally adopted. Once a neighbourhood plan is 'made' (adopted), it will form part of the Borough Council's Development Plan and will be used in future planning decisions.
Please use the right hand navigation menu for detailed information on each of the Neighbourhood Plans which are moving forward within the borough. A map of the Neighbourhood Plans currently in progress can be viewed here.
Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston, and Whitmore Neighbourhood Development Plan, Regulation 16: Publishing a plan proposal, 23 April - 4 June. (Consultation now open)
Whitmore Parish Council has submitted a Neighbourhood Plan Proposal to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is publicising the proposed Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston, and Whitmore Neighbourhood Development Plan for a period of six weeks from 23 April to 4 June in order to receive representations on the submitted plan. Representations on the Neighbourhood Plan should be made directly to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council before 5pm on 4 June 2019.
For more information about Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston, and Whitmore Neighbourhood Development Plan, and how to make a representation, please visit the Council's Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston, and Whitmore Neighbourhood Plan webpage.
Last updated 23 April 2019