Welcome to Neighbourhood Planning Support, where you’ll find everything you need to know about how to develop a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order and what support is available to you.
Important notices for Neighbourhood Planners
Applications for support are now open for this financial year (2021/2022). We are opening with 2 new elements of support:
Bespoke high streets regeneration and social infrastructure support and follow up grant
This support is for groups wanting to bring forward schemes that will foster high street regeneration or provide useful social infrastructure. You do not need to be eligible for technical support to unlock this support.
The number of groups the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) can offer support to is limited. Applications will be opened for a limited time only from 15 April 2021 to 5pm on 17 May 2021.
The window for applying for this support is now closed. MHCLG will consider all applications in tandem and make a decision as to which will receive support in due course.
A new site viability package of technical support
Many neighbourhood planning groups seek to bring forward development on specific sites. To ensure the proposals are both successful and deliverable, they must be viable. This package will help you understand the viability of your proposed development scheme.
What support can I apply for?
The Government has allocated over £30m between 2018 - 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders.
You can apply for grant funding and/or technical support if you are eligible.
If you're working on a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order, you can apply for grant funding of up to £10,000. Further grant funding is available to groups meeting certain criteria.See grant funding
If you're facing complex issues such as allocating sites for development, you can apply for Technical Support where a specialist advisor will support you with specific issues or assessments.See technical support
Find what you need
Toolkits & Guidance
Find all the resources you need to guide you through the process of neighbourhood planning.See toolkits & guidance
Need inspiration or want to know what others are doing around the country? Post questions, get support, and connect with the neighbourhood planning community.See network
Can't find what you're looking for? We'll help you find the answer to your questions.See advice