MP Fiona Bruce has strongly advised Goostrey residents and community leaders to urgently consider creating a Neighbourhood Plan, pointing out that they carry statutory weight and can influence Inspectors on Planning Appeals. It is therefore worth considering the costs involved. Estimates of between £20,000 and £80,000 were quoted at the recent GPC extraordinary meeting but case studies below point to a more reasonable amount – [albeit costs were mitigated by residents volunteering their time, available skill-sets and resources e.g. architect, project manager, graphic designer etc].
Case studies examples of costs of Neighbourhood Plans:
£10,450 costs exeter_st James
£14,312 costs broughton_astley Population village 10,000
£4,220 costs strumpshaw Population 600.