DAC Planning has experience in progressing Neighbourhood Plans from both the local authority perspective and also from supporting local communities. We can use our knowledge and experience to identify the most effective ways to progress the production of Neighbourhood Plans for the benefit of local communities, local authorities and other interested parties.
We understand that the planning system can be complicated and daunting, particularly for local communities when faced with the potential for significant change through proposals within emerging Local Plans or planning applications from developers. Through neighbourhood planning, local communities can take control of the future of their area, but often the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan can be time consuming and difficult.
DAC Planning can provide the guidance and support which your community needs to successfully progress a Neighbourhood Plan. We can provide short term support to undertake specific tasks which will assist the progression of the Plan, or we can provide long term support to progress a Neighbourhood Plan from the initial stages through to adoption.
DAC Planning can provide the following neighbourhood planning support to local communities:
We are aware that local authorities can often be faced with significant resource demands and competing priorities, and without a dedicated neighbourhood planning officer it can be difficult to provide good quality support to local communities producing Neighbourhood Plans. DAC Planning has extensive experience in supporting community groups, reviewing emerging Plans, and examining Neighbourhood Plans from a local authority perspective.
DAC Planning can provide short term support to undertake specific neighbourhood planning tasks on behalf of a local authority, or we can provide long term support to oversee the progression of specific Neighbourhood Plans on behalf of a local authority. DAC Planning can provide the following neighbourhood planning support to local authorities:
Neighbourhood Plans can have wide ranging impacts, which can affect local residents, land owners, developers, and organisations in both positive and negative ways. Where the production of Neighbourhood Plans can include a large number of draft versions of the Plan, consultations, meetings, and an examination, we are aware that it can be difficult to remain up to date and fully understand the implications of an emerging Plan. DAC Planning can help you to influence the production of a Neighbourhood Plan by: