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

Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Date set for Much Wenlock referendum

The Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan referendum will take place on Thursday 22 May 2014

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014

Support for Arundel Neighbourhood Plan at referendum

Arundel becomes the thirteenth Neighbourhood Plan to pass referendum

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Latest events

Neighbourhood Planning in London

WECNF and the Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) are working together to design and run a London-wide neighbourhood planning conference on Wednesday 28 May 2014. The…

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Community and Neighbourhood Planning

This conference, being held in association with Planning Aid England, will appeal to a wide range of people - planners, community development and parish councillors. It will include presentations on working…

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Latest forum posts

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 @ 06:56

What happens to a Neighbourhood Plan if an area then becomes Parish Council?

We have established a Neighbourhood Plan Forum in Margate and were moving towards being designated by Thanet District Council. But there is a governance review and we have been advised that if it is decided…

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 @ 13:11

Do we need a designated conservation area in the town if we have a NP

Dear John Here is a response from one of Planning Aid England’s Advisors. Conservation areas are designated by the Council for their special architectural and historic interest. Guidance on conservation…

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Latest resources

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 @ 09:39

NPIERS Top Tips for Local Planning Authorities (LPAs)

Produced by the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS), these top tips have been produced following feedback from NP groups, LPAs and examiners. It’s aimed at LPAs but contains…

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 @ 14:00

Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan: submitted for examination

Lympstone Parish Council has submitted its final version of the Lympstone Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council. This link is to the plan and its supporting documents.

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Latest videos

Ann Skippers, independent examiner for the Slaugham neighbourhood plan, talks to PAE’s Stella Scrivener about why the plan did not meet the basic conditions and so did not pass examination. Ann explains…