The Coalition Government came into power in 2010 and is committed to decentralisation and localism, a radical shift of power from central government to individuals, communities and councils.
The Localism Act 2011 outlines the key measures that underpin the government’s approach to decentralisation. It promotes Neighbourhood Planning, a process that gives communities the power to influence change within their local area.
In addition to Neighbourhood Plans, parishes and local communities can influence change through a variety of mechanisms such as Village Design Statements, and Parish and Town Plans. The AONB Team works alongside communities, helping them to identify local issues and develop innovative solutions, whilst conserving and enhancing the special qualities of the local natural and built environment.
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