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Online resources and guidance

What is planning? How does the planning system work? What does all that planning jargon mean?

We understand that the planning system can be confusing at times. We have an enviable track record of producing resources and guides to explain the planning system in a way that people can understand.

  • Briefing notes and guides break down complicated planning issues into reader-friendly documents.
  • Neighbourhood planning case studies – neighbourhood planning groups explain how they tackled various aspects of the plan process for example, reviewing the neighbourhood plan, tackling regeneration issues or forming a steering group
  • Forum for neighbourhood planning – we maintain the Forum for Neighbourhood Planning website  which has news, events, resources and discussion forums for all those involved in neighbourhood planning, and a free, bi-monthly e-bulletin, Up Front. 
  • Resources for neighbourhood planning: putting the pieces together – we have recently published a comprehensive suite of resources for community groups to use. These explain all aspects of the planning process from project planning to submitting the plan for examination.
  • Frontrunner neighbourhood planning case studies – explain the difference our support has made.