A neighbourhood forum is the body that leads on the production of a neighbourhood plan in a neighbourhood area not covered (either in part or in whole) by a town or parish council. A neighbourhood forum must meet certain legal requirements and can only be designated by the local planning authority, in our case, Broxtowe Borough Council. Only one neighbourhood forum can be designated for a neighbourhood area. Once constituted at this AGM Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum will be applying to Broxtowe Borough Council for designation.
What is neighbourhood planning?
Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area. (Source: Government Planning Practice Guidance website).
Membership of Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum is open to all residents of the Bramcote electoral ward over 18. Come and join us.