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.
The Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan referendum will take place on Thursday 22 May 2014
Arundel becomes the thirteenth Neighbourhood Plan to pass referendum
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…
Latest forum posts
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…