Neighbourhood planning

Guidance and support for neighbourhood plans

Guidance on producing a neighbourhood plan

The Locality Neighbourhood Plan Roadmap: A Step-by-Step Guide is a useful document that provides guidance on producing a neighbourhood plan.

Support available

Information on government grants, direct help and guidance documents are available on Locality's Neighbourhood Planning website.

Alternatively, you can contact us:

Telephone: 0300 300 4353

Getting started

Town and parish councils are the ‘qualifying bodies’. They can produce plans that cover their entire parish/ town boundary, or just part of it. Alternatively, they can work with other town and parish councils to produce a joint plan, if they wish to do so. The neighbourhood area has to be designated by us to allow the town or parish council to produce a neighbourhood plan and this is the first step in the process. On receiving an application from a town or parish council, which aligns with the parish boundary, we will approve the application. For any other areas proposed, we will consider the application.

If you consider a neighbourhood plan is the right option for your community, please contact us for the application form or for more detailed information.

Telephone: 0300 300 4353