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Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a vision for their neighbourhood and to shape its development and growth.

The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory neighbourhood planning in England. This enables communities to draw up a neighbourhood plan, and is intended to give local people more of a say in the development of their local area.

Neighbourhood plans will be used to decide the future of the places you live and work, giving you opportunities to:

  • Choose where you want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • Have your say on what new buildings should look like
  • Grant planning permission for the new buildings you want

To find out more about neighbourhood planning and what help and support is available to you and your community to create your own plan, use the link to the Planning Portal below:

Applying for designation

To apply for the designation of a neighbourhood area and the creation of a neighbourhood forum, complete and return the following application forms:

Knighton neighbourhood area and forum

We have agreed the boundary for Knighton neighbourhood area, the members of the neighbourhood forum and its formal constitution. This information can be found in the following adoption documents: