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Neighbourhood Plan

What should the community look like in 20 years?

What services should there be in our community?

You have an opportunity to help shape where you live, so have your say.

The Parish Council have begun the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.  The plan has to conform with the Bromsgrove District Plan & The National Planning Policy Framework.

The Neighbourhood Plan has to, as far as is permissible, reflect the wishes of the community.  It is vital that residents engage with all consultations and help shape where they live.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

In very simple terms, a Neighbourhood Plan is:

• A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications

• Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority

• A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.

Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.

The Neighbourhood Plan can identify solutions to local needs, e.g. services & recreation facilities.

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National Planning Policy & Bromsgrove Housing Review to shape Neighbourhood Development in Fairfield, Wildmoor & Stoneybridge

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and provides a framework within which locally-prepared plans for housing and other development can be produced.

Details on the new NPPF can be found at:

The Bromsgrove District Plan (adopted January 2017) is at the start of a review process and will provide a long term vision and strategy to meet the future needs for homes and employment across the District. It is important for everyone to have the opportunity to get involved and have their say on local issues that affect or interest them.

The first stage of the consultation will be seeking your views on the Issues & Options that you feel need addressing for the Plan. Subject to Bromsgrove District Council’s approval, the consultation will take place at the end of September and will run for 7 weeks from the 24th September 2018 until the 12th November 2018.

Details on the Local Plan Review can be found at:

This consultation will be important in defining the shape of our communities in the next few years. Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish Council will endeavour to keep parishioners updated on developments. Enhance the process with public meetings and help communicate these views in an effective and positive way.

Neighbourhood Plan - Stage 1 Presentation

Fairfield Village Community Association will be monitoring the Parish Council’s progress, sharing information to residents and encouraging the community to help shape where we live.