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RTPI part of winning neighbourhood planning bid

17 February 2015

A consortium led by Locality, which includes the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), have been awarded a contract by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to provide neighbourhood planning support as part of a new programme, initially for one year.

Planning Aid England (PAE), which is run by the RTPI, is currently delivering a suite of tools and guidance templates for groups and working with another Locality led consortium on another DCLG contract, providing direct help and support to ensure best practice and lessons learned are shared across the country.

Janet Askew (pictured) , President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) said:

“We welcome the announcement. The funding we receive will be used to add new free to use web based resources such as podcasts, guidance and information notes, in order to help more groups prepare and progress their neighbourhood plans.”

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Rosslyn Stuart, Director of Professional Services and Development, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) said:

“Planning Aid England has over 40 years experience of successfully helping hundreds of thousands of individuals, community and residents groups engage in shaping the areas where they live and work. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Locality supporting communities wanting to get involved in neighbourhood planning.”

“Planning Aid England has over 40 years experience of successfully helping hundreds of thousands of individuals, community and residents groups engage in shaping the areas where they live and work. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Locality supporting communities wanting to get involved in neighbourhood planning.”

The Neighbourhood Planning  and the Community Right to Build Support  programme runs from April 2015 - March 2016, with  an option to extend for a further 2 years.

In 2013 the Planning Aid England service celebrated its 40th anniversary. 

Locality is the leading nationwide network of development trusts, community enterprises, settlements and social action centres.

Read the DCLG press notice here

Read more about neighbourhood planning here