Communities have been given the power to produce their own neighbourhood plan through the Localism Act.
Using these powers the Town Council is currently preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Cramlington. The plan is the community’s opportunity to take the lead on where and how future development takes place in the local area.
What is a neighbourhood plan?
Neighbourhood planning aims to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area. It empowers communities to shape the development and growth of the area where they live and work. Through neighbourhood planning, communities can:
choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, and
have a say on what the new buildings should look like and the infrastructure that should be provided