I came across a handy graphic that summarises the process involved in producing a neighbourhood plan. To see it in detail click on the image below.
In Formby the two local Parish Councils are at different stages in the process. Formby Parish Council is at the second stage. It has applied for a neighbourhood area to be designated. and is waiting for Sefton MBC to respond.
Little Altcar Parish Council includes most of the southern edge of the town. The agriculural land between Liverpool Road and Formby By-Pass along with the Power House site are included within it's boundaries, they are known to be subject to potential housing development.
At it's meeting on 22nd May 2013 Little Altcar Parish Council will consider whether of not to proceed with the process. At present the Council has not decided on any course of action.
A close look at the graphic illustrates above some of the steps and constraints involved.