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In this month’s UpFront video Harry Burchill, Planning Policy Officer (England) at the Royal Town Planning Institute(RTPI), Esther Kurland, Director at Urban Design London, and Eileen Thomas, Chair…

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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, 27 Sep 2016

August/September 2016: referendum news

Six neighbourhood plan referendums took place in August and 26 are scheduled for September, as well as a referendum on a Community Right to Build Order…

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016

Government publishes response to the neighbourhood planning chapter of the 'Technical consultation on implementation of planning changes' (Feb 2016)

The Government has today published the summary of responses and government response to the neighbourhood planning chapter of the ‘Technical consultation…

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Latest resources

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 @ 12:24

UpFront July 2016

UpFront is a bi-monthly e-bulletin designed to keep you informed about all matters connected to neighbourhood planning.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 @ 12:01

UpFront May 2016

UpFront is a free e-bulletin for anyone interested in Neighbourhood Planning. Click here for the Jan/Feb 2016 edition.

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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

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 @ 11:25

What if the planning authority disregards NP?

Have there been any cases where a planning authority has not applied Neighbourhood Plan policies?  What is the legal recourse if this happens?

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Latest events

Community planning afternoon: a fairer, more affordable city

Planning Aid England has joined forces with RTPI London and Locality to develop a community planning afternoon which will look at the new policy and legislation emerging from central government and the…

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