What is a "Neighbourhood Plan"?
Essentially a Neighbourhood Plan is a document produced by a Parish Council that tells its immediate local authority, in our case Horsham District Council, what it sees as its vision for the community over the medium term. It is being introduced by the government as part of the Localism Bill (May 2012). This will inevitably involve some changes to the way Woodmancote and Blackstone look and work as an overall community. Neighbourhood Plans specifically cannot block new development if the local authority consider that it is necessary for economic growth and local need.