Neighbourhood Planning

We work with communities preparing Neighbourhood Plans to help shape locally responsive policy and projects. We’ve helped to deliver plans in some of the most beautiful, historic and sensitive parts of the South West and Midlands – Wiltshire, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Bath & North East Somerset.

We also work to deliver collaborative approaches to plan making for Local Authority Plans and in Wales with the community-led Place Plans.

We support all stages of plan preparation for Neighbourhood Plans: securing grants, engaging whole communities, gathering robust evidence, writing strong policies and supporting the formal stages of consultation, examination and referendum.

Our work on Local Plans focuses on collaborative approaches to plan-making, bringing parties together to develop widely agreed policies, reducing the conflict and cost of the examination stages and speeding practical delivery on the ground.

Featured image by Christina Carter


Securing Locally Distinctive Design

Cam Neighbourhood Plan and Design Code

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Community Design Statements and Neighbourhood Plans

Colerne Neighbourhood Plan and Design Statement

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Local Heritage in a Rural Community

Seend Parish Neighbourhood Plan

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Sustaining & Revitalising a Market Town

Ross-on-Wye Neighbourhood Plan

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Collaborative Local Plan-making

Site assessment to inform allocations with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s parishes

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Reviewing a Made Neighbourhood Plan

Calne Neighbourhood Plan Review

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Joint Working with a Town and Rural Parish

Joint Melksham Neighbourhood Plan

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Addressing Health Check Issues

Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan

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Thoughts on Community Led Planning

We also run training, give talks, write articles and draft practical guidance. Read more about our work in our blog.

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