Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning in a nutshell

Do you want to shape the future of your area?

Do you want to be the somebody who has a say over where new homes, shops and offices are built? And how they look? Maybe you want to improve your high street? Or protect your favourite local spaces? Or ensure there are enough new homes for young families?

If so, neighbourhood planning could be right up your street.

Neighbourhood planning is a vital part of the Government's plans to help local communities play a much stronger role in the shaping of their area. For the first time, local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.

Nearly 2,000 communities in England have already begun neighbourhood planning.

So... how can you get involved?

Learn about communities just like yours who are neighbourhood planning
Step 1

Getting Started