To develop a Neighbourhood Plan that will allow the residents of East Meon Parish to have a very real influence over how their environment and the places in which they live and work will change over time. Any future development should be sympathetic to the village/parish setting. This will include both the natural landscape and the balance of new housing needs and will need to have regard to the constraints imposed by the outstanding landscape surrounding the village and the setting of the village within it.
WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN?
The Localism Act, which received Royal Assent on November 15 2011, introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development by coming together to prepare neighbourhood plans. It is a community-led framework for guiding future development and growth of an area. All Neighbourhood Plans must meet Basic Conditions, and be aligned with the strategic objectives and policies of the SDNP ‘local plan’ and the National Planning Policy Framework.
For the Neighbourhood Plan to be approved it has to be robustly evidence based, credible and consistent and then must be passed by a majority vote at a parish referendum.
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