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John Romanski (Senior Planning Advisor, Planning Aid England) talks to Alex Munro from Maroon Planning about working with consultants to develop your neighbourhood plan. Alex provides advice on how a…

Are you involved in planning your neighbourhood? Or would you like to be?

This website supports people and communities who are using new powers under the Localism Act 2011 to create neighbourhood plans.

So if you’re interested in shaping your local area, and deciding where new homes, shops and other facilities will go and what they will look like, we’d like to invite you to join our forums, set up a local group, and generally use the site’s resources to share experience and learn from others.

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Latest news

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

Resources for neighbourhood planning: putting the pieces together

Planning Aid England has produced a suite of resources to assist those developing a neighbourhood plan. The resources provide practical tips and advice…

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015

Tools for community engagement

Neighbourhood planning groups are using a variety of tools and techniques to engage the community in the development of their neighbourhood plan. Tools…

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Latest resources

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 @ 10:36

Wolverton Neighbourhood Plan: referendum version

The referendum version of the Wolverton Neighbourhood Plan, as submitted to Milton Keynes Council. This link is to the plan and its supporting documents

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 @ 10:35

Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan: referendum version

The referendum version of the Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan, as submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council. This link is to the plan and its supporting documents

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Case Studies

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:54

West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about getting your neighbourhood plan on the right track

West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about getting your neighbourhood plan on the right track

How do you get – and keep – your neighbourhood plan on the right track? This case study of West Hoathly looks at how they produced their plan from start to finish, overcoming any stumbling blocks…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:54

Tarset and Greystead Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about a design-led plan within an area of planning restriction

Tarset and Greystead Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about a design-led plan within an area of planning restriction

Developing a neighbourhood plan in an area of planning restriction (in this case a national park) raises specific issues. This case study of Tarset and Greystead looks at how they did it and passes on…

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Latest forum posts

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 @ 11:47

neighbourhood Plan for disparate villages

Does any-one have experience of developing plans where the neighbourhood area contains towns or villages with different priorities and needs?

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Latest events

Localism in Action: Delivering Neighbourhood Planning

The session will consider aspects of neighbourhood planning including how it is being delivered, how those with interest can work together effectively, how expectations are managed and provide best practice…

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Neighbourhood Planning

This half day seminar will look at the impacts of neighbourhood planning on planning practice, including democratic perspectives and implications for the profession.

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