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.

Find out what a neighbourhood plan and neighbourhood development order is.

**Christmas Closure**

Please note that the final date for applications to be submitted prior to Christmas is Friday 21 December.  Decisions on any applications received after 5PM on Friday 14 December will be made in January 2019, and you should not commit to any expenditure prior to receiving a grant offer.

The Locality offices are closed between Christmas and New Year, and any applications completed during this time will be received by Locality on Wednesday 2 January and will then be allocated for assessment in line with the Guidance Notes.

What support can I apply for?

The Government has allocated over £23m 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 eligibile.

Grant funding

If you're working on a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order, you can apply for grant funding of up to £9,000. If you're facing more complex issues, you may be eligible for an additional £8,000.

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.

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

See advice

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