Neighbourhood Planning Online seminar

Neighbourhood Planning

Track neighbourhood planning activity across England. Use our interactive map to view how many applications for neighbourhood planning powers have been received by English councils and the names of the groups that have submitted them.

Sign up for our new Neighbourhood Watch email bulletin.

Page Title RSS feed
Map: neighbourhood plan applications

Map: neighbourhood plan applications

Use our new interactive map to view how many applications for neighbourhood planning powers have been received by English councils and the names of the groups that have submitted them.

Neighbourhood Planning News

Neighbourhood Watch: 11th London neighbourhood plan cleared

Neighbourhood Watch: 11th London neighbourhood plan cleared

Two more neighbourhood plans moved towards adoption in London last month, with voters in Westminster and Richmond providing the latest referendum wins.

England's third neighbourhood development order comes into force in Northamptonshire

England's third neighbourhood development order comes into force in Northamptonshire

A rarely-used neighbourhood planning tool has been formally approved by a Northamptonshire council, becoming only the third example of such an order coming into force across the country.

Neighbourhood Watch: Northants order is in line to be the third of its type to be approved

Neighbourhood Watch: Northants order is in line to be the third of its type to be approved

A rare neighbourhood development order (NDO) was in line to come into force this week, with the Broughton in Northamptonshire NDO set to become only the third to be 'made' under the Localism Act 2011.

Neighbourhood Watch: Three points the housing minister made about neighbourhood planning at the Tory conference

Neighbourhood Watch: Three points the housing minister made about neighbourhood planning at the Tory conference

The housing minister Kit Malthouse spoke passionately about the importance of neighbourhood planning at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week. Here are three points he made about the Localism Act initiative.

Follow Us:
Planning Jobs

CIL Watch

Development plans

Neigbourhood Planning Key Policy & Legislation Documents

Neighbourhood Planning: Written statement

Brandon Lewis has issued a written statement extending by 6 months the period for consideration of the recovery of planning appeals for residential development over 10 units in areas where a qualifying body has submitted a neighbourhood plan proposal to the local planning authority or where a neighbourhood plan has been made.

Neighbourhood Planning Policy & Legislation Resources

Search the DCP manual of planning best practice

Neighbourhood Planning In Depth

How we did it: Approving homes via a neighbourhood order

How we did it: Approving homes via a neighbourhood order

A village community group used a pioneering process to grant permission on a key site, says Colin Marrs.

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Ineffective community engagement by plan-makers could explain why residents of an inner-city estate refused to endorse a neighbourhood plan, say observers.

How we did it: Driving neighbourhood plan coverage

How we did it: Driving neighbourhood plan coverage

A Midlands county council team is providing effective support for neighbourhood plans, David Dewar finds.

How communities are using neighbourhood plans to block second homes

How communities are using neighbourhood plans to block second homes

Other communities are following the example of St Ives in the struggle to prevent the spread of second homes, but what challenges do they face? Colin Marrs reports.


Neighbourhood Planning Comment

There is little proof that neighbourhood plans help housing delivery, by Richard Garlick

There is little proof that neighbourhood plans help housing delivery, by Richard Garlick

Neighbourhood plans are here to stay. The latest government figures show that more than 2,400 groups have started on producing one. They are without equal as mechanisms for engaging local people in the planning system.

Legal Viewpoint: Relief for neighbourhood plans may be temporary

Legal Viewpoint: Relief for neighbourhood plans may be temporary

Last month, the judgment on the High Court challenge to the government's written ministerial statement on neighbourhood planning was handed down.

Legal Viewpoint: Neighbourhood plan backed on second home restrictions

Legal Viewpoint: Neighbourhood plan backed on second home restrictions

If the man travelling to St Ives in the nursery rhyme is planning to buy a new second home there with any or all of his seven wives, he has another thing coming.

Policy Tracker