“Neighbourhood planning puts power back into the hands of people, instead of elected representatives, and gives them collective clout to really shape where they live for the benefit of the people who live there.” Tony Armstrong, chief executive Locality
Neighbourhood plans were introduced in the 2011 Localism Act, providing communities with the opportunity to have their say on how their local area develops.
Locality said it had so far supported over 1,000 communities to develop neighbourhood plans, with the help of £6.7 million in government grants so far.
The DPNF committee are currently editing the policy report for Dartmouth Park that has been compiled following a 2 years consultation period. The document is due for publication at the start of 2016.
At the AGM, the chair reported on the year’s activities, community engagement, baseline studies and support received, as well as the issues and themes for the neighbourhood plan and looking ahead to the coming year.