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The LPAs support the preparation of neighbourhood plans as the means of identifying local development needs in the sustainable villages whilst acknowledging that not all communities will bring forward such plans. For sustainable villages without neighbourhood plans the LPAs will still support development that meets the essential local needs of local communities. All development proposals, whether in villages which have neighbourhood plans or not, will be considered against the other policies of this plan in the usual way.