While we celebrate the success of the scrapping of the RSS and wait for the latest joint core strategy to be released we now are working on practical plans. Under the new localism and communities Bill from Parliament local communities are tasked with developing their own Neighborhood Plans which will be used in the planning process. They of course have to work in line with the local Councils direction, but this is a great step forward in moving the power from enforcement from central government to local communities regarding the future of their neighborhood.

We encourage all readers to work with their local parish council to ensure local neighborhood plans are drawn up to design their neighborhood going forward – stating what housing needs are identified in their area and how these can be met.