Neighbourhood Planning Frequently Asked Questions


We will be regularly updating and adding to the questions on our list based on the work we are doing directly with councils.

You also have the opportunity to feed into what appears here by posting questions on our Neighbourhood Planning group:

Neighbourhood Planning group – on the Knowledge Hub (you will need to be a member to post questions)


Frequently asked questions by theme:

Designated neighbourhood areas

Qualifying bodies; parish councils and neighbourhood forums

Relationship with the local plan 

Relationship with other planning documents / wider planning system 

National Planning Policy Framework 

Process for preparing neighbourhood plans and orders  


Strategic environmental assessments/sustainability appraisals 



The role of the local authority 

Funding and resources 


Other community rights


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14 November 2013

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