What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

This text, and further information on neighbourhood planning can be found at http://planningguidance.communities.gov.uk/blog/guidance/neighbourhood-planning/what-is-neighbourhood-planning/

The Neighbourhood Development Plan:
  • Sets out policies in relation to the development and use of land in a particular neighbourhood
  • Will become part of the District Council’s Core Strategy development plan.


The Neighbourhood Development Plan covers the whole of Brailes Civil Parish. Click here for Map of Brailes Neighbourhood Plan Area

Brailes Parish Council are the qualifying body responsible for preparing our Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Parish Council has formed a Neighbourhood Plan Committee to create the plan. The committee, which comprises a number of local volunteers and some members of the Parish Council will carry out community consultation and gathering of the evidence base necessary to inform the objectives and policies which will become the core of the plan.

The Neighbourhood Plan committee meets approximately once a month. These are Public Meetings, and residents are encouraged to attend. A timetable of all our meetings is published on this site, see meetings page.