An initial set of discussions with local residents who belong to local groups has been used as a way to kick-start the sharing of first ideas for what might feature in a Neighbourhood Plan for Rearsby. Including....
Rearsby once had a ‘Village Design Statement’ but this was without ‘weight’ in the planning framework and could not direct what would finally happen in the village area. The opportunity to create a new Neighbourhood Plan would be specific to the village and would become a formal addition to the Borough’s Core Strategy when considering future local planning applications. It can have very specific intentions but cannot contradict the Core Strategy, and would need to follow the Borough Council’s Core Strategy and be in accordance with wider EU and UK planning rules and policies. The policies and principles of such a Neighbourhood Plan can, however, include residents’ more precise views on the types and locations of new housing and commercial development; on preserving the conservation area and other open spaces; and on the facilities wanted for the village area..
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