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Neighbourhood development orders

A Neighbourhood Development Order allows a Parish/Town Council or a Neighbourhood Forum to grant planning permission for specific types of development in a specific neighbourhood area.

A Neighbourhood Development Order can:

  • apply to a specific site, sites, or wider geographical area
  •  grant planning permission for a certain type or types of development
  • grant planning permission outright or subject to conditions.

Neighbourhood development orders follow a similar process to a neighbourhood plan and could for example, grant permission for flats above shops in an area or give permission for changes to shop fronts in the high street.

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