Why do I need to read this guide?

Establishing governance arrangements for neighbourhood planning is important. Terms of reference are useful way to set out how the plan group will function, setting out who will do what and membership structure.

What will I learn from this guide?

  • Important rules for appointing or dismissing plan group members
  • Setting out the skills held by group members
  • Establishing responsibilities for those in the group

The following neighbourhood planning areas have also provided their terms of reference for you to view:

  • Morpeth
  • Allendale
  • East Leake.

Further reading

You may wish to refer to the Neighbourhood Plan Roadmap to guide you through the process.

How to write a Terms of Reference for Neighbourhood Plans (1.2MB pdf) Terms of Reference - Morpeth (141.1KB pdf) Terms of reference - East Leake (185.1KB pdf) Terms of Reference - Allendale (29.0KB pdf)