Browse this section for info on the overarching NP process
To help Local Planning Authorities to support neighbourhood plan production PAS has produced a draft compliance checklist against the relevant legislation for local authority actions.
This advice note is aimed at helping local authority planners ensure that housing needs assessments in their area follow a consistent methodology. It also discusses the ways in which the local authority can assist the neighbourhood planning qualifying bodies with housing needs assessments to save the authority both time and money.
This briefing note sets out the local planning authority's role in the independent examination of neighbourhood development plans.
Local Planning Authorities have a statutory duty to advise or assist communities in the preparation of Neighbourhood Development Plans. This briefing note provides information to local planning authorities on current practice.
This briefing note seeks to set out how local planning authorities can exercise their role in providing advice or assistance to those communities that are preparing Neighbourhood Plans.
This briefing note seeks to set out the local planning authority's role in the process for holding a referendum on whether a neighbourhood plan, neighbourhood development order or community right to build order should come into force.
Some local authorities and communities working together on neighbourhood planning are entering into agreements to set out how they will work together and the support available.
We have produced a free to access project management tool to aid local authorities and communities working together to produce neighbourhood plans.
Neighbourhood Development Plans are not required to have a Sustainability Appraisal undertaken on them. It appears that this has not been fully understood by many involved in the neighbourhood planning process.
This resource focuses on the support that LPAs might give to community groups on the collection of evidence to support their planning policies.
To help with this work we have reviewed, updated and consolidated our existing list of Neighbourhood Planning FAQs and added some more.
This guide is to help ward councillors understand the basics of neighbourhood planning and to help them think about what this means for the community and their role.
Here is some advice on how to continue working with communities and using neighbourhood plans post adoption.
Top tips on Neighbourhood Planning: Managing relationships between Qualifying Bodies and Local Planning Authorities
Some advice on how to produce and maintain a good relationship.
Here is some advice on how to help communities understand the basic conditions for neighbourhood plans and work with them in producing their plans.
We have updated our case study on how some neighbourhood planning forums and town councils are striving to make sure that businesses are fully involved in the planning.
Over 40 Neighbourhood Plans have been through the examination and referendum process. Here you can read some case studies; these provide valuable lessons for the development and submission of future plans.
In this case study, local planning authorities across the country give their best tips and tricks for handling loads of neighbourhood plans to help give you some insight on how to organise your own strategy.