Neston has been chosen as one of the local “front runners” to produce its own Neighbourhood Plan.
The new national planning system gives greater influence to local communities over what sort of developments take place in their towns and villages.
The National Planning Policy Framework sweeps away over 1000 pages of planning policy and replaces them with 72 pages of guidelines. Cheshire West and Chester has to produce a Development Plan for the borough, and within this, details for Neston will be decided through the Neston Neighbourhood Plan. This must be approved by an independent inspector and voted on by the people of Neston in a referendum.
The local initiative is being led by the Town Council but we need the active participation of residents, local businesses small and large, and local service providers.