neighbourhood plan (NHP) is a way in which we, as a community, can
influence the future development of the town in which we live and
work. A plan will enable us to develop a shared vision for future
development by choosing where new homes, shops, offices, industrial
sites and other development should be built. It allows us to identify
and protect important local green spaces and even influence what new
buildings should look like.
our neighbourhood plan won’t just be about housing. It will enable us
to understand and better communicate our critical need for improved
health services, schools, transport, sport and leisure facilities. Once
approved the Neighbourhood Plan becomes a statutory (Legal) document
and must be considered when Swale Borough Council decide whether or not
to approve planning applications. In other words it can empower us as a
community to shape future development.