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Neighbourhood Plan

On behalf of the Town Council, the Bakewell Partnership is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for Bakewell. You can find more details on the Bakewell Plan website.

A neighbourhood plan is:

  • A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications
  • Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority
  • A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.

Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.

Much more information about the process of producing a neighbourhood plan can be found on the mycommunity.org website.