Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood Development Plans are voluntary local planning policy documents for local communities to help shape developments in their area.

The Localism Act 2011 has introduced powers to give local communities a say in decisions affecting their local area.  These are:

Neighbourhood Development Plans

Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders


Coronavirus (Covid-19): Changes to neighbourhood planning updates; 

Due to new Regulations linked to the Coronavirus Act 2020  no elections or referendums can now take place until 6 May 2021. This includes neighbourhood planning referendums. These provisions will be kept under review and may be amended or revoked in response to changing circumstances. However, neighbourhood plans awaiting referendums can now be given significant weight in the decision-making process. 

For additional information please see the MHCLG Neighbourhood Planning Teams current Planning Guidance Notes

The current status of Neighbourhood Plans within South Kesteven is as follows; 

Current Neighbourhood Plan status

How can we help?

We will provide information and assistance to local communities who are interested in neighbourhood planning. This will include:

  • advice on the neighbourhood planning process and legislative requirements
  • sharing information and evidence
  • advice on evidence, assessments/appraisal and conformity with the national and local policy framework

If you are thinking about preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan, please contact us to discuss your proposals >>

Details of grants and support for neighbourhood planning can be found on the My Community Rights website.