Neighbourhood planning allows local communities more control over the future of their neighbourhood. This can be done through writing a Neighbourhood Development Plan, creating a Neighbourhood Development Order or writing a Community Right to Build Order.
- neighbourhood planning is optional
- you do not have to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan or Order to influence development in your area - there may be other ways you can help to achieve the vision for your local area
- it is up to local communities to decide whether to use some or all of the new powers, or whether other planning tools may be a better way of realising local ambitions.
Neighbourhood Development Plan
This is similar to, and will complement, our Local Plan. The plan sets out a vision for an area and policies which will help shape the future of an area. Once a Neighbourhood Plan has been examined by an independent inspector and approved through a local referendum, it will become part of our development plan.
Neighbourhood Development Orders
These can grant planning permission for specific types of development in a particular area. They will be assed by an independent examiner before the proposal progresses to a referendum.
Community Right to Build Orders
Appropriately constituted community groups can identify land for new, small scale development.
In all cases, only groups who have followed the procedure set out in the Localism Act and approved by the Council can write these documents.
Chellaston Neighbourhood Plan
On 29 February 2020, members of the Chellaston Neighbourhood Planning Forum voted to dissolve the Forum. This action was formally approved by the Council on Wednesday 12 November 2020.
More information is available in the Withdrawal Statement for the Chellaston Neighbourhood Planning Group.
Designation of Chellaston as a neighbourhood area
On 4 October 2017, Derby City Council formally approved the designation of Chellaston as a neighbourhood area for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. This designation remains following the withdrawal of the Neighbourhood Planning Forum.