Neighbourhood Planning

NFU South East Advice on Neighbourhood Planning

Communities are now able to shape the development and growth of their local area by creating their own neighbourhood plans. NFU South East has prepared a short advice document outlining several key farming considerations for parish or town councils, neighbourhood forums and community organisations in the process of preparing their plans for consultation.

In particular we’re highlighting the vital role that farmers play in rural areas and for parishes to take a pragmatic approach to making local designations.

Over the coming years farmers will need to update aging and redundant farm infrastructure because:

  • Modernisation secures safe, environmentally responsible, high welfare food for British consumers
  • Increased production secures and creates jobs in the rural economy; and
  • Improved efficiency reduces pollution – making farms more environmentally sustainable in the years ahead.

We’re also encouraging local people to support farm projects, helping them to achieve developments that benefit and support local community priorities.

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