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Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning is a key part of the Government’s Localism Agenda. It aims to give local communities greater power to shape development in their area.Neighbourhood planning can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, it can be used to:

Neighbourhood planning is a key part of the Government’s Localism Agenda. It aims to give local communities greater power to shape development in their area.Neighbourhood planning can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, it can be used to:

  • Identify where new homes, shops and industrial units should be built.
  • Give communities a say on what new buildings look like.
  • Grant planning permission for new development that a community wants.

Local communities now have the right to prepare their own statutory neighbourhood planning documents. These can include Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders.

Neighbourhood planning cannot promote a lower level of development than is set out in the strategic policies of Local Plan. Neighbourhood planning is very much intended as a tool for shaping development, not halting development or stifling economic growth.

The Council's leaflet on Neighbourhood Planning can be found here.

For more information or to request an application form, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01452 396 825 or cityplan@gloucester.gov.uk​

The following links to external websites may also provide useful information:

Department for Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Planning
Forum for Neighbourhood Planning is a website to supports people and communities who are using new powers under the Localism Act 2011 to create neighbourhood plans.
The Planning Portal
Department for Communities and Local Government: A Plain English Guide to the Localism Bill 2011

Hempsted Neighbourhood Area

There is one designated neighbourhood planning area withi​n the city. This neighbourhood planning area was designated on 08/01/2014 by planning committee. There is no longer a designated neighbourhood forum representing this neighbourhood area. 

Map of Hempsted Neighbourhood Area

For further information please phone 01452 396 825 

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