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Guide Frequently asked questions relating to neighbourhood plans

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8. How will the system be fair?

Builders, developers and those with a commercial interest are able to be part of the plan making group -  as long as they live or work in the area covered by the plan. It is the responsibility of individual town or parish councils to ensure that the plan making process is open and transparent. Interests should be declared at the outset. The referendum and examination are intended to ensure that the majority of the community support the plan and that it meets the legal requirements.