Neighbourhood Planning is all about providing local people with the opportunity to have a say in how planning decisions in their own area are made.
The process of Neighbourhood Planning can be quite complicated and is linked to government legislation but there is plenty of guidance to help us achieve such a plan.
Bude-Stratton Town Council set up a steering group and a range of interests (for example, business, youth and education) and this group drives the process forward. Local people have also been helping to develop particular areas of interest, themes and topics through the process. In addition, we engaged the help of a project manager, to assist in the technical elements of the process (of which there are a number).
In the end, this process is about the local community and what they have to say about the area. At the core of the process is a thorough engagement and consultation process. Where we are, what processes we have been through and what is still to go are explained in the following pages of this website.