A Neighbourhood Plan is a document produced by the community which once accepted has statutory powers to influence planning decisions. It defines what local people value, want to conserve and enhance and further develop in terms of land use and further development in their area.
It also provides an historical and pictorial record of our community and sets out to document what makes Gerrards Cross so special.
Gerrards Cross is surrounded by Green Belt which maintains a natural gap between neighbouring towns and prevents urban sprawl. A Neighbourhood Plan will assist in safeguarding this Green Belt.
An adopted Neighbourhood Plan has equal statutory weight to the Local Plan.