Developing a Community Plan

Developing a community plan or neighbourhood plan can help you understand and communicate to a council, developer or fellow residents what is needed in your area.

A neighbourhood plan, once adopted, is part of the development plan for your area: the local planning authority will have to consider the neighbourhood plan when making decisions. A community plan can help bring people together in the neighbourhood and build a coalition of local people.

We can support with:

  • Knowing and understanding the needs and wishes in your community, and what planning can do to help realise these
  • Setting up a community group and resident planning forum
  • Presenting ideas and proposals for an area or site
  • Knowing how decisions are made by the council and how you can influence these
  • Working together with other community groups and networks
  • Working in partnership with officers, councillors, public authorities and other organisations