**NEW** Neighbourhood Plan Documents – Update February 2019
Independent Examiner Report on the Neighbourhood Plan – May 2018
To access the correspondence from the Independent Examiner please click here.
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 2018
Deadline for comments closed 9th February 2018. To read the comments recieved please click on the document below:
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Comments (combined)
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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.