The latest digital version of The Clerk Magazine is now available online. On the 10th anniversary of the Localism Act, this edition contains a bumper special feature on Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs) which were introduced as part of the Act. Justin Griggs of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) takes a look at what
New Government guidance on neighbourhood planning encourages principal councils to pass on higher Community Infrastructure Levy share to parish councils and others where neighbourhood plan referendums have been postponed due to Coronavirus Recognising that the postponement of neighbourhood plan referendums ‘due to COVID-19, may have an impact on the level of neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy
The Government has announced that from 10 August 2020, groups based in deprived areas (where 30% or more of the neighbourhood area or population is in the 20% most deprived areas in accordance with the Index of Multiple Deprivation) will be eligible for a further £8,000 in the basic grant (from £10k to £18k), plus
Due to the coronavirus, the Government’s basic grant allowance provided to local councils and other groups preparing a Neighbourhood Plan has increased from £9,000 to £10,000. For further information please click here.