Parish councils, town councils and local communities can help shape development in areas in which they live through neighbourhood planning.
Neighbourhood planning can include:-
- Neighbourhood development plan - Allows the local community to formulate planning policies for the use and development of land and allocate land for development. The plan can be quite general or more detailed depending on what is important to the local community, but it must be in conformity with the strategic policies in the Local Plan and should not be used to promote a lower level of development.
- Neighbourhood development order - Can grant planning permission for specified developments in a neighbourhood area, such as certain types of household extensions, shop fronts or 'green energy' proposals. Where there is a neighbourhood development order in place there would be no need to apply to the council for planning permission for the development it covers.
- Community right to build - Allows local communities to undertake small-scale, site-specific, community-led developments. Homes, shops, businesses or community facilities could be built without going through the normal planning application process.
Information on preparing a neighbourhood plan can be found in the Locality Roadmap 2018 which is a national guide that explains the process of preparing a neighbourhood plan and can be found on the Locality website at www.locality.org.uk
There are a number of ways other than preparing a neighbourhood plan that communities can use to shape the future of their neighbourhood. Information on choosing the right approach for your community, such as preparing parish plans, community led plans or village design statements, is also set out in the Locality Roadmap.
In all cases the qualifying body will be required to enter into a service level agreement with Kirklees Council for the purposes of producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Neighbourhood plans in Kirklees
There are currently no 'made' neighbourhood plans in Kirklees.
A number of neighbourhood plans are being progressed in the following approved Neighbourhood Areas.
Documents will be added to the relevant neighbourhood area link when they become available.