How should the situation be dealt with where the local plan is reviewed after a neighbourhood plan is made?
Does the neighbourhood plan need to be reviewed at the same time? What would be the effect of the local plan reviewing settlement boundary policies after the made neighbourhood plan has already done so? Which settlement boundary policy would be the one that takes precedence?
Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) are responsible for being actively involved in supporting and assisting neighbourhood planning groups with the preparation of their neighbourhood plan.
In the case of Dr Anna Hoare v The Vale of White Horse District Council  EWHC 1711 (Admin), (07 July 2017), Mr John Howell QC, sitting as deputy High Court Judge gave a wide-ranging judgment on the legality of Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan.
Most building works, engineering works and changes of use are defined as ‘development’ in the Planning Acts. To avoid planning applications having to be made for all such works and changes of use secondary legislation (The General Permitted Development Order) defines various works and changes of use as ‘permitted development’.
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There were 10 successful neighbourhood plan referendums in June and a further 16 in July.
Are you currently preparing a neighbourhood plan? Could community-led housing meet the needs of your area?
Community-led housing projects are run by individual community groups determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want. There are real benefits in considering community-led housing or other kinds of community-led development during the preparation of a neighbourhood plan or immediately after a plan is made.