September 2015

21 September 2015

August / September 2015: referendum news

There has been a bumper crop of referendum in August and September to date. So far, 12 neighbourhood plans have passed referendum with 7 achieving a yes vote of over 90%.

18 September 2015

Top tips for appointing an examiner

The neighbourhood plan examination is one of the most important stages in the process. Here are some top tips for making the process of appointing an examiner as smooth as possible.

18 September 2015

What implications do recent legal challenges have for neighbourhood planning?

Hereward Phillpot QC of Francis Taylor Building summarises recent high court challenges. Hereward has established himself as one of the pre-eminent juniors at the planning and environmental bar. He specialises in planning and environmental law, judicial review and statutory challenge

18 September 2015

The neighbourhood plan examination process

In this article John Mattocks draws on his extensive experience as an examiner of both Local and neighbourhood plans and offers a few lessons learned from neighbourhood plan examinations to date.

1 September 2015

Creating resilient communities

Extreme weather can have serious impacts on local communities. This can range from ill health to damage to homes and businesses to loss of community facilities. Climate Ready and have produced a guide to help communities can make themselves more resilient as part of Neighbourhood Planning and other community projects at