A Neighbourhood Plan is currently being prepared for Ripponden Parish. What is a neighbourhood plan? Under the Localism Act, Councils are encouraged to work with their local community to make a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a framework for the future development and growth of a place or places and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies and general proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, including the allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It would address a wide range of issues such as housing, employment, heritage, transport, economic development and the environment.