Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans (often referred to simply as Neighbourhood Plans), Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders.
Neighbourhood Plans become part of the Local Plan and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications. Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders allow communities to grant planning permission either in full or in outline for the types of development they want to see in their areas.
Policies produced cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like.
The following neighbourhood areas have been designated in Stockton-on-Tees Borough:
Wynyard Neighbourhood Area
The Wynyard Neighbourhood Area was designated on 6 November 2013. Grindon Parish Council is the relevant body for this neighbourhood area; however Wynyard Residents Association will undertake most of the neighbourhood planning activities.
Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Neighbourhood Area
The Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Neighbourhood Area was designated on 6 November 2013. Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Parish Council is the relevant body for this neighbourhood area.