June 2015: A sub-committee of the parish council was set-up to recommend a strategy for creating a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). Under the recent Localism Act, residents are invited to comment, influence and shape the future development of their communities.

The sub-committee comprised the following:

Chairman: Cllr Paul Garber

Beare Green Ward: Cllr Chris Ball, Mr Julian Womersley

Capel Ward: Cllr Paula Dale, Mrs Jean Pearson

Coldharbour Ward: Mr Max Rosenberg

A separate web-site was created.

All documents which were published can be viewed directly from this link.

The final version of the plan can be viewed here Capel NDP Final.

Following a public inquiry held in June 2017 and a district wide public consultation, the plan was approved in a public referendum held on Thursday 23rd November 2017, the results of which can be viewed here NDP Results.