Alison Cremin, Lead official for neighbourhood planning support in the Department for Communities and Local Government, sets out the support available through to March 2013.
Neighbourhood Planning offers opportunities to protect and improve environmental assets and places valued by local people such as archaeology, historic buildings, green spaces, Local Nature Reserves, and Registered Parks and Gardens. Hannah Mears and Mark Davies from the Environment Agency introduce a new advice note and look at case studies from East London and Shropshire.
Looking for ideas for how to engage your community? Here are some suggestions.
Can we do a neighbourhood plan if there is no up-to-date local plan?
Gillingham's Town Design Statement has been adopted by North Dorset District Council as an evidence-based document and will be part of the Neighbourhood Plan.