Eastwood Town Council is to create a neighbourhood plan for new housing sites in the area.
Broxtowe Borough Council has been advising town and parish councils to devise their own plans, to help assist with suggested sites and types of developments.
At a recent Eastwood Town Council meeting the leader of the council, Cllr David Bagshaw, said: “It’s a new way of helping the local communities influence the planning in the area we live in. It’s a very important thing that we have to do for Eastwood.
“We will need to have meetings to discuss this and get it into action. It’s not something we can ignore. We have to do it.”