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Date published: 5th September 2016

The application, from Overstrand parish council, is the first step towards preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan, Neighbourhood Development Order or a Community Right to Build Order.

NNDC is running a four week consultation on the application, commencing Monday 5 September and ending Monday 3 October 2016.

A neighbourhood development plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, for example where new homes and offices should be built and what they should look like. The plan can be detailed or general, depending what local people want.

Neighbourhood plans allow local people to get the right type of development for their community, while still meeting the needs of the wider area. In most cases this will mean that neighbourhood plans have to take into account the local council’s assessment of housing and other development needs in the area.

A neighbourhood development order allows the community to grant planning permission for development that complies with the order. This removes the need for a planning application to be submitted to the local authority.

A community right to build order gives permission for small-scale, site-specific developments by a community group.

These initiatives were introduced as part of the Localism Act 2011.

Any comments should consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Area is appropriate to be designated for the purposes of neighbourhood planning. Those wishing to comment should send their response to:

or Planning Policy Team, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9EN

For further information contact 01263 516318 or visit

Last updated: 4th April 2017