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 MHCLG has been running from April 2018 and is at present funded until the end of March 2022.
MHCLG 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 MHCLG again expect to report in late 2021. As part of this process the MHCLG NP Team will be exploring allocating further funds for neighbourhood planning. Within the confines of this bigger process the MHCLG 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 towards the end of this September (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.
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