Guidance for the Community

How the community can get involved in the planning process, through their NPN planning groups, at the earliest stage, so that they can be most effective

Guidance for the Developer

How the developer can use early community involvement through Neighbourhood Planning Network groups to improve certainty in their planning application process

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Information on planning policy and design guidance and how to respond to planning application cases at pre application, application or appeal stages

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February 19, 2018

CSAQ round up of local development

Christmas Steps Arts Quarter planning group have produced this excellent round up of developments in the Christmas Steps and City Centre area- a very useful summary! read it here

February 10, 2018

Chief Planner’s Newsletter December 2017

A letter to England’s local authorities from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) chief planner states that the government intends to publish a draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) before Easter. The NPPF is being revised to include planning reforms outlined in the housing white paper, which was published in February 2017; the Planning for […]

January 29, 2018

Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning latest version from CSE

Read the Centre for Sustainable Energy’s latest version of their Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning guidebook  here