Today, March 19th 2018, it’s been announced that Locality will be extending its support for local groups to develop neighbourhood plans for another four years following the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) announcement of a new £23m programme.

The new neighbourhood planning programme will help thousands of local groups to create a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. The 2018-22 programme will be different though, with changes to grant and support eligibility criteria.

The changes also mean that Locality have launched a new and enhanced neighbourhood planning website (, a new Twitter account and quarterly newsletter, independent of the My Community programme.