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Neighbourhood Planning

Supporting communities to plan the future development of their area

Neighbourhood Planning

Supporting communities to plan the future development of their area

About the process...

A Neighbourhood Plan can help you and your community to manage the development of your area by setting local planning policies which hold legal weight within the planning system.

Developing a Neighbourhood Plan can deliver a whole range of economic, social and environmental benefits however the process can be challenging and will require a significant commitment of time and financial resources from your community.

How we can help...

By searching online you will be able to find a vast range of information, toolkits, and guides linked to neighbourhood planning as well as details of grants and other resources available to support the process. Although freely available, these resources can be difficult to apply practically and efficiently if you don't have the appropriate understanding, skills, or capacity available locally.

At the RCC we have over 90 years experience of supporting communities to engage in local planning and can apply our skills, knowledge, and expertise to deliver professional advice and support on the ground within your community to help you make best use of the information and resources available and to develop a robust and effective Neighbourhood Plan for your area.

We believe that the best Neighbourhood Plans are led by the community. We will work with you to agree a bespoke support package designed to help you to produce a Neighbourhood Plan which reflects the unique needs and priorities of your community.

More about the process...

The video below, created by Locality, should help you to understand more about the Neighbourhood Planning process and the opportunities it presents for your community: