Why do I need to read this guide?

While the process of producing a neighbourhood plan is led by communities, the evidence gathering and plan drafting stages may require groups to commission engagement and planning consultants to help. This guide describes the process of commissioning consultants.

What will I learn from this guide?

  • How to effectively commission consultants
  • How to prepare a brief for commissioning consultants
  • How to select the most suitable consultant

Further reading

Before commissioning consultants it is a good idea to understand what is required in producing a neighbourhood plan. The Roadmap will help develop this understanding.

How to commission consultants to work on your neighbourhood plan (1.6MB pdf)