Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan: The planning process


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The Neighbourhood Plan Process

There are 5 key stages to neighbourhood planning.


STAGE 1: Defining the neighbourhood
STAGE 2: Preparing the plan
STAGE 3: Independent check
STAGE 4: Community referendum
STAGE 5: Legal force
Practicalities

STAGE 5: Legal force

Once a neighbourhood plan is in force following a successful referendum, it carries real legal weight. Decision makers are obliged to consider proposals for development in the neighbourhood against the neighbourhood plan.

Figure 1 courtesy of http://locality.org.uk
 
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