What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. All Neighbourhood Plans must meet basic conditions.
A Neighbourhood Plan relates to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues (like housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.
A Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to examination and local referendum. Once approved it would form part of the Local Plan, which Wiltshire Council would then use to make decisions on planning applications.
Why should we have a Plan?
- It will provide the community with more control over the future of their area by giving local people the chance to have their say on what happens where they live and influence the nature and location of any development
- It will increase understanding of community needs and aspirations
- It will have the ability to retain 25% of all Community Infrastructure Levy Funding (CIL) as opposed to the current 15% that is passed to Salisbury City Council by Wiltshire Council
What geographical area will the Plan cover?
The Plan will cover the whole of Salisbury Parish.
How long will it take to produce the Plan?
We hope to complete the Neighbourhood Plan within three years, and for it to cover a 10 year period. It will need to be reviewed approximately every five years.
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