Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the Localism Act 2011 as a way for local people to influence planning and development of the area in which they live and work. They can be prepared by Parish Councils or Neighbourhood Forums. The Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum (ECNF) was established in 2018 with one of its aims being to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for Edenfield.
You can find more information about neighbourhood planning on the UK government website and how they can be used to set planning policies and influence planning permission for local developments.
Our draft neighbourhood plan and appendices can be read online or at a series of “viewings” at the community centre or in Rawtenstall library.
For more details and to read the plan, click this link.