May 2012

29 May 2012

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to this new Forum for Neighbourhood Planning. Send us your news, resources, events and more, and join our forums to discuss neighbourhood planning in your area.

25 May 2012

Question of the month (May 2012)

Question of the month (May 2012)

Can I set up a neighbourhood forum to stop development in my area?

23 May 2012

Bloomsbury Village – plan momentum underway and then life gets “Sticky”!

Bloomsbury Village – plan momentum underway and then life gets “Sticky”!

In the second of two articles about the Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Plan, Philip James sees the effect of a new website which enables people to share their views on the area.

23 May 2012

Bloomsbury Village – participation and dialogue gets going

Bloomsbury Village – participation and dialogue gets going

In the first of two articles about the Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Plan, Philip James looks at how it all got started.

23 May 2012

Lessons from neighbourhood planning in a growth area

Lessons from neighbourhood planning in a growth area

Colin McEwen reflects on the experiences of Front Runner South Marston, which lies to the east of Swindon in a major growth area.

23 May 2012

“If we don’t do it for ourselves, it will be done to us” - motivation and inspiration in Leicestershire

“If we don’t do it for ourselves, it will be done to us” - motivation and inspiration in Leicestershire

Colin Wilkinson gives a consultant’s perspective on working with Front Runners in Leicestershire, all of whom are working on parish-based neighbourhood plans.

23 May 2012

New neighbourhood planning training package for London

New neighbourhood planning training package for London

Planning Aid for London has developed a training package for groups considering establishing a Neighbourhood Forum and drafting a Neighbourhood Development Plan

21 May 2012

Seek and you shall find...

How do you set up a Neighbourhood Forum that's representative of the whole community? Suzanne Parkes, Planning Aid England volunteer and local authority officer, explains how.

18 May 2012

Front Runner Gillingham embarks on its neighbourhood plan

David Beaton, Chairman of the Gillingham Neighbourhood Plan Group, introduces the fifth wave Front Runner and its plans for the future.

16 May 2012

Ten top tips for community engagement

Ten top tips for community engagement

Mike Dando, Planning Aid England, sets out his top tips for better engagement

14 May 2012

Planning for Real in Queen Camel

Find out more about Queen Camel, a second wave front runner, and how it's identifying the development needed in the village.