Neighbourhood Plans overview
People can have a say on new developments in their area by working together to prepare:
- neighbourhood plans
- neighbourhood development orders
If your community is thinking about preparing a neighbourhood plan contact email@example.com
Please contact us as early as possible so we can help you decide on the way forward.
You may also find it useful to read the Neighbourhood Planning protocol (PDF/242KB/7 pages).
Neighbourhood Areas in the national parks are designated by the National Park Authorities and information about their Neighbourhood Plans can be found on their websites.
Neighbourhood plans in South Lakeland
Neighbourhood planning guidance
The Campaign to Protect Rural England and the National Association of Local Councils have produced a guide called How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning.
There is also additional information at Planning Help.
Government guidance includes:
- A guide to neighbourhood planning
- The Neighbourhood Planning section of the National Planning Policy Guidance
Cumbria Association of Local Councils and Action with Communities in Cumbria have produced a Local Guide to Neighbourhood Planning.