Planning Support

Shape the future of your local area by creating a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order.

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

Support post March 2022

The current  4 year Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme run by Locality on behalf of DLUHC has been running from April 2018 and is at present funded until the end of March 2022.

DLUHC are shortly expecting the formal commencement of the Spending Review 2021 process which will allocate funds to all programmes across all of Government from April 2022 onwards and which DLUHC again expect to report in late 2021. As part of this process the DLUHC NP Team will be exploring allocating further funds for neighbourhood planning. As soon as possible, within the confines of this bigger process, the DLUHC NP Team hope to be able to provide us with more certainty as to whether they are able to extend the neighbourhood planning support along current lines (an extension from April 2022 for at least a year). As soon as we have further news on the continuity of funding, we will let you know.

All updates will be posted here, so please monitor this website for further updates in due course. We have no further information at this time and therefore we request that you do not get in touch with specific enquiries on this matter, as we will not be able to provide you with any further detail.


How Coronavirus affects neighbourhood planning

Continuing neighbourhood planning during COVID-19

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.

Grant funding

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

Technical support

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

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Toolkits & Guidance

Find all the resources you need to guide you through the process of neighbourhood planning.

See toolkits & guidance
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Need inspiration or want to know what others are doing around the country? Post questions, get support, and connect with the neighbourhood planning community.

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Can't find what you're looking for? We'll help you find the answer to your questions.

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