What is a neighbourhood plan?
Local communities can now set out their own views on local planning issues and have them formally accepted as part of the planning permissions process. This new opportunity was granted in the Localism Act 2011 as part of a move to disperse power more widely in Britain.
Creating our Neighbourhood Plan is our chance to set out positive views of how we want to see Tisbury and West Tisbury develop over the next twenty years in ways that will meet our foreseeable needs.
Development of housing and businesses - and facilities such as roads and schools - are all related to each other. So in order to have a proper understanding of what we think Tisbury and West Tisbury should become, we need to thoroughly research all the local information and opinions we can. This research will be coordinated by the steering committee set up by our parish councils, and the results will form the basis of the Plan.
Once our Neighbourhood Plan is formally accepted by Wiltshire Council, it will become, along with the Wiltshire Core Strategy, a part of the Wiltshire Local Development Framework, a collection of documents setting out planning policy for Wiltshire. The Core Strategy, which was adopted in its present form in January 2015, is the most important of the LDF documents.
The Localism Act
Summary of the Localism Act (Neighbourhood planning, see pp 11-12)
Information on neighbourhood plans on the government's planning portal
My Community Rights - support and advice on neighbourhood planning
Wiltshire Core Strategy (adopted in January 2015)