The Government is expected to publish its Localism Bill on Thursday this week and has released details of the new approach to neighbourhood plans today. This will present a significant opportunity for civic societies although the changes are not without risks. Neighbourhood plans will be prepared by Town or Parish Councils or "neighbourhood forums" in places without parishes.
Civic Voice is quoted in support of neighbourhood plans as part of the official announcement, which is available here.
This reflects further success in our efforts to bring the views of civic societies to bear on the heart of Government. We will be campaigning on key issues during the debate in the Houses of Parliament on the Localism Bill. Keep in touch with the planning campaign on our website here
There will be more information provided shortly after announcement of the Localism Bill, including opportunities to respond to the proposals and shape how Civic Voice campaigns on the Localism Bill. If you have any immediate feedback then please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org