In December 2016 a total of six neighbourhood plans successfully passed referendum. In January 2017 seven neighbourhood plans were successful at referendum.
As more and more neighbourhood planning groups seek to develop surveys to aid their evidence gathering, it is becoming increasingly important that such surveys are effective, easy to analyse and produce the data hoped for. These are our top tips for successful survey making:
The Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS) supports the neighbourhood planning process by providing access to impartial and highly qualified examiners on an 'as needed' basis.
Rachel Hogger discusses the different roles a consultant can fulfil within the plan-making process and provides advice for groups seeking professional assistance.
Harry Burchill, RTPI's Policy Officer(England)considers the latest ministerial statement from Gavin Barwell MP issued on 12 December 2016.