Neighbourhood Plan

Under Regulation 14 Thorner Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (TNPSG) must carry out a public consultation and seek your comments on the presubmission draft Thorner Neighbourhood Plan.

The Localism Act 2012 gave local communities the opportunity to set out locally specific policies for the development and use of land, through the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan. The decision to draw up such a Plan is optional, but allows us to set out proposals for the growth of our community over the next 15 years.

A Neighbourhood Plan cannot be used to impede proposed developments which have already gained planning consent. It should also be in general conformity with the strategic policies for the area, as set out in the Leeds Core Strategy. The Neighbourhood Plan cannot stop all development, but it should define the nature and extent of development acceptable to, and required by, the local community in Thorner.