NDP Timeline – what happens when?

A neighbourhood development plan is a lengthy project spanning a number of years, not only because of the work involved, but so that it can best represent the views and wishes of as wide a group as possible of local people. That process is broken down clearly into a number of key steps, however, which can make understanding it all that bit easier.


The next major event on the timeline is the public consultation in October. There we will draw on the local community of Newent and the surrounding areas to find out what people really want to see happen to the town in the years to come.

From there, further investigation will be undertaken on specific issues and another public consultation held to determine whether the plan reflects the views of the community. A referendum will finally be held in the parish and if approved, the plan will be finally “made” and finalized.