Why do I need to read this guide?

This guide answers the most commonly occurring questions asked by those not familiar with the planning system. It helps explain how the planning system operates, where neighbourhood planning fits in, and the neighbourhood planning process itself.

What will I learn from this guide?

  • How the planning system works.
  • The process for planning applications.
  • How neighbourhood planning fits into the wider planning system.

When should I read this guide?

You should read this guide before you start writing your neighbourhood plan.

Further reading

You may also find it useful to read the Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap.

Frequently asked questions by neighbourhood planners (6.1MB pdf)