Clapham's Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Planning gives local communities the power to shape development in their area through the Localism Act 2011, and address how growth can be managed over a 15-20 year time frame.

Once ‘made’ (adopted), they become part of the statutory development plan for the National Park, and the policies and proposals contained within them are used in the determination of planning applications, including appeals.

Over 50 NDPs are being prepared in the South Downs National Park, these are all shown on the designated neighbourhood areas map.

Clapham ‘made’ its neighbourhood plan in 2015