Fareham Borough Council is asking for comments by Friday 17 February on applications we have received to set up a Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area with the aim of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Titchfield.
Neighbourhood Plans allow communities to set their own priorities and draw up plans for the use and development of land in their area. They should broadly match what is in the Council's Local Plan that sets out our planning policies e.g. how many new homes are needed in Fareham and where they should generally be located.
Neighbourhood Plans are often prepared by Parish or Town Councils. In places like Fareham, where there are none, a Neighbourhood Forum can be set up to produce a plan.
Councillor Keith Evans, Executive Member for Planning and Development, said "We would like comments on whether you support the application to set up a Neighbourhood Forum for Titchfield and the boundary area that they are proposing it will cover."
You can comment on both the Neighbourhood Forum and proposed Neighbourhood Area applications by completing a short survey by Friday 17 February. A final decision will be taken at the March meeting of the Council's Executive.
If you have any questions about Neighbourhood Planning or would like a paper copy of the survey please contact our Planning Strategy and Regeneration Team on 01329 824 409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get paper copies by visiting the Civic Offices.
If the Council decides to designate the Neighbourhood Forum and Area, no other organisation or body may be designated for the area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.
When a decision is made on a planning application, only certain issues are taken into account; these are often referred to as 'material planning considerations'.
An adopted Neighbourhood Plan would be a material planning consideration, alongside the Local Plan and a range of other considerations.
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