Preparing the plan
Writing a neighbourhood plan is a fantastic way to become more involved in your local area. Your neighbourhood planning group will need to talk to lots of people locally - residents, businesses, community groups, schools - to find out what's important to them about where they live, what they'd like to improve and what their vision is for the local area.
You'll also need to gather evidence to back up the ideas that the community want to see.
Using feedback and evidence, your next job is to write the planning policies that will make your community's vision a reality. As you'll see in the Support section, there's lots of support and guidance to help you do this.