Why do I need to read this guide?

Read this short guide to get a comprehensive understanding of the transport issues that fall within scope of neighbourhood planning legislation and those that do not.

What will I learn from this guide?

  • How transport relates to development
  • Which transport issues are within scope of neighbourhood planning legislation
  • The difference between policies and aspirations in a neighbourhood plan

When should I read this guide?

You should read this guide at the beginning of the plan making process. There are limitations to what transport issues a neighbourhood plan may address and it is best to understand these from the outset.

Further reading

You can find out more about getting started with your neighbourhood plan by reading the Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap.


A revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) is currently being prepared by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Therefore any references to the NPPF and PPG within our toolkits and guidance documents may need to change and could be out of date when the revised NPPF is published. Please be aware of this when reading our documents.

What transport matters can a neighbourhood plan address? (1.8MB pdf)