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Residents in rural areas to have say
8:50pm Monday 7th October 2013 in News
RESIDENTS in two rural parishes outside Malvern could have a greater say in how their neighbourhoods are developed.
Malvern Hills District Council has approved an application by the councils of Leigh and Bransford and Alfrick and Lulsley to be designated neighbourhood areas.
Under the Localism Act, town and parish councils can prepare neighbourhood plans which are intended to give local communities greater influence in deciding the look and feel of future development in their area.
Coun Tony Penn said: “The designation of these parishes as neighbourhood areas represents a significant step forward towards the development of neighbourhood plans.”
Neighbourhood area status gives local communities the power to agree a neighbourhood development plan, which can establish general planning policies for the use of land in the area.
At the same meeting, neighbourhood are status was also granted to Cliftonupon- Teme and to Martley in partnership with Knightwick and Doddenham. Kempsey is also a neighbourhood area.
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