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How do Local Plans and neighbourhood plans fit together?

Neighbourhood​ ​plans​ ​must​ ​be​ ​in​ ​general​ ​conformity​ ​with​ ​the​ ​strategic​ ​priorities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Local​ ​Plan.

The​ ​examination​ ​process​ ​for​ ​neighbourhood​ ​plans​ differs​ ​from​ ​the​ ​examination​ ​process​ ​for​ ​Local Plans.​ ​Neighbourhood​ ​Plans​ ​are​ ​tested​ ​against​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​“basic​ ​conditions”​ ​and​ ​further​ ​information can​ ​be​ ​accessed​ ​here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning--2#the-independent-examination.

​There​ ​is​ ​nothing​ ​to​ ​prevent neighbourhood​ ​plans​ being​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​of​ ​an​ ​up-to-date​ ​Local​ ​Plan​ ​or​ ​at​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time ​and​ ​the​ ​Planning​ ​Practice​ ​Guidance​ ​sets​ ​out​ ​that authorities​ ​and​ ​neighbourhood​ ​groups​ ​should​ ​work​ ​closely​ together​ ​in​ ​such​ ​instances. 



For further information about all aspects of neighbourhood planning, including how to apply for support, please visit the Locality neighbourhood planning website.

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