A neighbourhood development order must still be in line with national planning policy and with the strategic vision for the wider area set by the local planning authority.
Neighbourhood development orders
A neighbourhood development order allows the community to grant planning permission for specific developments in a neighbourhood area such as homes, shops, community facilities, etc.
Once a neighbourhood development order is approved, there is no need to submit a planning application to the local authority for the types of development covered by the order. This makes it easier and quicker for such developments to go ahead in the future.
A neighbourhood development order can be used to permit:
- building operations (eg structural alterations, construction, demolition or other works carried out by a builder)
- material changes of use of land and buildings
- engineering operations