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.
Our team of specialist Neighbourhood Planners can help you to make best use of the information and resources you have available to develop a robust and effective Neighbourhood Plan for your area.
We believe that the best Neighbourhood Plans are led by people living or working within the community they cover. As your professional consultant we will work with you to agree a bespoke and affordable support package designed to help you to produce a robust Neighbourhood Plan which reflects the unique needs and priorities of your community.
Information and advice to help you decide if a Neighbourhood Plan is right for your community and to set up and plan your project
Funding & Resources
Help to identify and secure resources for your project including money to cover the costs of professional consultancy support
Professional oversight of the planning and delivery of your project to ensure you meet statutory and best practice guidelines
Help to market your project and to engage individuals, households, organisations, businesses and statutory authorities
Support with project research and gathering evidence to help shape and back up the policies and proposals within your plan
Help to consult your community and statutory bodies via online surveys, questionnaires, events, workshops or focus groups
Drafting a Plan
Support to develop and refine your planning policies, make site allocations and to prepare your draft Neighbourhood Plan
Ensuring your draft plan is compliant including help to check general conformity and to undertake any necessary screening
Support to plan and facilitate a statutory pre-submission consultation on your draft plan including dealing with responses
Content and Design
Help to make final amendments and to finalise the content and design of your Neighbourhood Plan
Support to develop a Consultation and Basic Conditions Statement in support of your final plan
Advice and support with distributing your final plan and to inform people about your referendum