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The Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning Programme helps local groups develop neighbourhood plans.

£9.5m fund and support

The government has created a new £9.5m fund, plus a programme of support to help communities produce neighbourhood plans.

Apply now via the My Community Rights website.

Locality and our partners, including the Royal Town Planning Institute, are delivering the funding and support.

Planning Camp 2014

Planning Camp, run by Locality and the Eden Project

We’ve held two camps this year:

  • 23–25 March in York
  • 3–5 April in Oxford

Over 200 neighbourhood planners from communities across the country joined Locality and the Eden Project for two Planning Camp events to discuss how communities can take a leadership role in planning, how to engage local people, and what localism legislation means. Thanks to all who attended for your enthusiasm and engagement.

All of the presentations and resources from Planning Camp are now available on our neighbourhood planning knowledge hub.

We have recently updated the hub which now contains resources including case studies, guidance and briefing notes, links to videos and other sites and useful information. If you come across a resource that you think others would find useful then please suggest it to us.

The knowledge hub is also a space for people to exchange advice, ask questions about, and share their top tips on neighbourhood planning. Why not sign up.

Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap

We’ve produced a guide to help groups navigate the world of neighbourhood planning. The Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide is available to download now.

We’ve also produced a Quick Guide to Neighbourhood Plans which gives you an overview of the process.

Neighbourhood planning knowledge hub

We have created an online space for people to exchange advice and ask questions about neighbourhood planning.  Visit the online neighbourhood planning hub.


We also offer a range of free resources, available for anyone to use.