About us


This website is the place where you will find the latest news and information about our Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for the community of Newent and the surrounding area (the Civil Parish of Newent).

In May 2018, Newent Town Council set up a working group to begin the process of making a Neighbourhood Development Plan. That NDP Working Group held consultations and a launch meeting and went on to form a fifteen strong Steering Group.  Many  of its members are drawn from the wider community and a number of town councillors are active within the group. We meet monthly and are guided by the expertise of a community development professional to help us through what is quite a complex process. In order to achieve the robustness needed for a policy document of equal statutory weight to the District’s Local Plan, the evidence gathered and the writing of the policies has to withstand critical scrutiny.

The Newent NDP Steering Group is funded through a government grant to cover expenses such as promotional material, consultations and professional advice in policy writing.

We are keen to hear from you – whether it is a particular view you hold on how the community should develop, or if you can help with one of the ‘theme groups’ to develop specific policies, or as a member of the Steering Group – please get in touch. This is about our community.

Interested? Come and join us. You can find out how you can help shape Newent’s future here.