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Beeches, Booths and Barr (3Bs) Neighbourhood Plan

  • January 2017: Beeches, Booths and Barr (3B’s) Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area formally designated by Council.
  • September 2016: Beeches, Booths and Barr (3B’s) Neighbourhood Forum submitted application to Council seeking designation of 3B’s Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum.

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Plans (NPs) are community-led plans for guiding the future development and regeneration of an area, which are prepared by designated Neighbourhood Forums. They can deal with a range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment and transport) and need to be prepared in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations. The process for preparing a NP consists of a number of key stages, the first of which is the designation of the Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum. 

Designation of the 3B’s Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum

A community group in Perry Barr, known as the 3B’s (Beeches, Booths and Barr) Neighbourhood Planning Forum, wish to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan (NP) for the majority of Perry Barr Ward. The Neighbourhood Area to which the NP will relate has recently been designated by the council (23 January 2017), alongside the 3B’s Neighbourhood Forum, who are the body responsible for preparing the document.

You can download a copy of the forum’s written constitution.

Drafting the Neighbourhood Plan

Now the above designations have been made, the Forum can progress with the preparation of a NP for the Neighbourhood Area. Based on consultation already undertaken by the Forum, a number of priorities have been identified, including housing and employment opportunities, flood risk, open spaces and revitalising local centres. Further consultation with the community will be led by the Forum and will inform policies within the document.

Other key milestones include submission of the NP to the Council, independent examination, referendum (subject to a successful outcome at examination) and adoption. When adopted, NPs form part of the statutory development plan and will shape future development within an area.

Want to get involved?

If you wish to get involved with the Neighbourhood Plan, please email

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