Due to the national housing shortage the need for additional housing development in our area is inevitable. The Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) provides an opportunity for the village to influence where new housing will be located. The Localism Act 2011 gives the community greater legal say in planning policies. Aligned with the District Local Plan [LP] it provides planning policies for an individual community. The WNP is not a Planning Application. It is a set of planning policies, based on local opinion.