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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

We have two camps scheduled for next year:

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

Planning Camps are residential and are for community members of Neighbourhood Planning groups who lack professional planning experience.

To sign up for a free place at Planning Camp, please visit the Eden Project’s website.

Planning Camps are funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government and delivered by the Eden Project in partnership with Locality and Planning Aid England.

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.