Putting a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) in place is a complex process and it can be difficult to understand what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and why.
Here we aim to enlighten you about the stages involved and how everything will, eventually, fit together.
To start with
Click here to read ‘An Open Letter to the Community’ from Tony Clare, chairman of the Pitstone NDP steering group.
Click here to read a short guide prepared by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) about NDPs.
DCLG describes itself as the Government department responsible for “[creating] great places to live and work, and [giving] more power to local people to shape what happens in their area”.
Click here for a more comprehensive guide, produced by an organisation called Locality, about neighbourhood planning.
Locality is “the leading nationwide network of settlements, development trusts, social action centres and community enterprises”. They “help people to set up locally-owned and locally-led organisations”.
More about the Pitstone NDP
Click here to read some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that are relevant to our NDP.
Click here for ‘Ten simple steps towards taking charge of our own destiny’, a bullet-point summary of the NDP process and what it means for Pitstone.
Click here to see who is on Pitstone’s NDP team.