Why do I need to read this guide?

This guide sets out some tips to help neighbourhood plan making run efficiently. A bigger neighbourhood plan, doesn’t necessarily mean a better neighbourhood plan. Some of the best neighbourhood plans are short and concise, with just a few policies. This guide helps groups get off on the right foot, to make sure the plan covers only what it needs to cover, reflecting local issues.

What will I learn from this guide?

  • How to keep your neighbourhood plan as focussed as possible
  • How not to become overwhelmed with the task at hand
  • Tips to avoid pitfalls that waste time and resources

Further reading

You may wish to read the Roadmap guide.

How to keep your neighbourhood plan simple (1.9MB pdf)