At the Parish Council meeting on 15th October 2012 it was decided that Garway should prepare a Neighbourhood Plan as part of the ongoing development of the Parish Plan.

A Presentation on Neighbourhood Planning to be given by Samantha Banks (Neighbourhood Planning Team Leader, Herefordshire Council) on Wednesday 14th August in the Village Hall, when people were invited to join a Steering Group to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Garway.  The Steering Group currently consists of 12 people including 3 Parish Councillors.  If you would like to be part of the Steering Group please contact the Parish Clerk Mrs Linda Cowles on 01981 510119.

Neighbourhood planning is a new right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011.

For the first time, local people will have a major statutory say in helping to shape development in the areas in which they live.

Neighbourhood planning empowers communities to shape the development and growth of a local area through the production of a neighbourhood development plan, a neighbourhood development order or a Community Right to Build Order.

Neighbourhood development plans will become part of the local statutory development plan and will form the basis for determining planning applications in that area. A neighbourhood development order enables the community to grant planning permission for the development it wishes to see.

For more information on Neighbourhood Planning go to the Communities & Local Government website and also Campain to Protect Rural England website