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.

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Langham Neighbourhood Plan

Thirty-two percent of the Langham electorate voted in our Referendum on 2nd March where an overwhelming ninety-one percent voted 'Yes'. A great turnout by the village and when compared with Neighbourhood Plan results in other communities.

The ‘yes’ vote ensures our Plan is a key document, used to inform planning decisions made for our village and its environment, by our Parish and County Councils, for the next nineteen years. Our community views now carry more weight.

Thanks to everyone who helped and supported the development of the Plan - a great effort, resulting in a document, which will guide our Local Authorities planning for years.

The Langham Neighbourhood Plan Group - 5th March 2017

Read the Langham Neighbourhood Plan Document and its Supporting Documents

Rural Community Council (RCC) Award for Community Engagement 2018

In 2013 Langham undertook a community project to create a Neighbourhood Plan. Nearly every person in the community played a part in the process (some small, some big) to develop a collective vision for the community setting out how village should develop over the next twenty years. In addition to engaging local people proactively in the planning system, the project has created close and long-lasting relationships within the village which have added to the plethora groups, activities and events ongoing within this strong and forward-thinking community.

The award and certificate are now on show in Langham Village Hall.

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