Pocklington Town Council is creating a Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood Planning gives people the opportunity to develop a shared vision for the future of their community and to shape the development and growth of their local area. Currently Pocklington’s residents have little influence on local planning issues, such as the type of development that should be undertaken. These decisions are presently made by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in their policy statements. When the Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan comes into effect it will become an additional part of the planning policy structure.
Producing a Neighbourhood Plan for Pocklington will for the first time give all the opportunity to have a say on how our town should develop.
Once the plan has been approved by a planning inspector and Pocklington residents by way of a referendum, the Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan will have legal force.