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The Derbyshire Association of Local Councils (DALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Derbyshire, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

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The Government is seeking views on proposals that will make it easier for residents and businesses to work together to produce a neighbourhood plan.

The Government is seeking views on proposals that will make it easier for residents and businesses to work together to produce a neighbourhood plan.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:47 by Sarita Presland

The Government is seeking views on proposals that will make it easier for residents and businesses to work together to produce a neighbourhood plan. Their proposals will also take account of the experiences of over 900 neighbourhood areas which have already been designated by local authorities and are making use of their new right to produce a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. Whilst the new measure will seek to speed the process up by requiring local planning authorities to decide whether to designate certain neighbourhood areas within 10 weeks and removing the minimum six week consultation period, parish and town councils and neighbourhood forums would still need to consult and win a local referendum on the final neighbourhood plan or Order. More »

Full details of the consultation and an on line survey can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/technical-consultation-on-planning » Less

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