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Planning Terms

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National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Sets out national policy and how this is expected to be applied.

Neighbourhood Area

Area to which the Neighbourhood Plan relates

Neighbourhood Plan

A neighbourhood plan is a community-led plan for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area.

Noise Pollution

Noise pollution or noise disturbance is the disturbing or excessive noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life. The source of most outdoor noise is mainly caused by machines and transport systems eg: motor vehicles engines, aircraft, and trains.


National Planning Practice Guidance

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