**Neighbourhood Plan Consultation now open**. Closes 9th February 2018.
- For details about the Consultation see – Bethersden NP – Public Notice .
- To view the Plan please click on the following document: Bethersden Neighbourhood Plan .
- To read more about the Plan and to submit your comments please visit: www.ashford.gov.uk/consult.
Visit our Neighbourhood Plan Facebook page to find up to date information on progress with the Plan.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led document for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. A neighbourhood plan is about the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It may deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport).
Why do a Plan?
The Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory Ashford Borough Council Local Plan from 2015 to 2030. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local documents, such as community plans, and even the existing Bethersden Parish Plan and Village Design Statement.