A Neighbourhood Plan sets out policies in relation to the development and use of land in Weedon Bec. The Weedon Bec Neighbourhood Plan will be an important document which the government will consider in all planning decisions in the parish. The NP must be drafted by local people who are recognised as representatives of the community, and if it is approved by a referendum in the parish, it is expected to shape planning decisions – along with the Daventry District Council's Local Plan.
The Weedon Bec Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity for local people to have a say in what to protect and where to build in their parish over the long term. Local people are very enthusiastic about the project and the community agreed to go ahead with creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Weedon Bec in December 2013.
Although it is not intended to be overly restrictive, a Neighbourhood Plan is a very comprehensive document. It contains a full survey of community assets and needs – from affordable housing to protecting the natural environment – and sets out the policies and projects that will define how the parish changes in the coming years. This vision will be very important for the community, Daventry District Council and developers, among many other interested parties.
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