About Neighbourhood Planning

What is Neighbourhood planning?What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Neighbourhood Plan — if voted for by the people of Bewdley — will set out the vision for the town in terms of future land use and form part of the Wyre Forest District Local Plan. The plan will belong to the town and will be a legal document used to inform future planning and development issues.

Further reading
Click here to download our Neighbourhood Planning storyboard.

Who decides what is in the plan?

The plan is intended to reflect the views of people who live, work, shop, enjoy and have an interest in Bewdley. Ultimately, whether the plan is to be adopted or not will be decided by a formal referendum involving local people. The future of the town where we either live, work, shop, visit, play and more, will be shaped by the Neighbourhood Plan.

How will it be paid for?

The Town Council has successfully applied for the maximum grant awarded by Locality which administers government money for supporting neighbourhood planning. It has also allocated funding to the project.

Where can I find out more?

Please come along to our consultation events to learn more about neighbourhood planning, speak to the team and have your say! Click here for details of upcoming events.