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Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning support available

As a multi-disciplinary and personable team we can provide the following:

  • A technically sound Neighbourhood Plan that will be successful at Examination.

  • Project management of your Plan, guiding the process in a timely way.

  • Data profiling and analysis.

  • Design and delivery of all community consultation and stakeholder engagement.

  • Policy drafting and writing the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • Graphic design and document layout.

  • Writing of submission support documents.

  • Guidance through independent Examination and Referendum.

Examples of work

  1. ​Project management support

    • Guiding your Steering Group through all aspects of developing a Neighbourhood Plan, designing and delivering the process, consultation, writing the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting technical documents

    • A community development approach - building the skills and confidence of community members through the process

  2. Workshops

  3. Technical support along the way

    • Project management

      • Step by step management of the Neighbourhood Plan project

      • Project planning​

      • Guidance on grant applications

      • Drafting your Aims, Vision and Objectives

      • Drafting planning policies

      • Graphic design for publicity, consultation events and document layout

      • Mapping for your Neighbourhood Plan

      • Setting up a project website

      • Guidance through examination and referendum

    • Community consultation and evidence

      • Stakeholder mapping

      • Designing consultation

      • Delivering events 

      • Data analysis

      • Site visits

    • Writing

      • Drafting the Neighbourhood Plan

      • Sustainability Appraisals

      • Consultation Statements

      • Basic Conditions Statements

      • Habitat Regulation Screening

      • SEA screening

  4. Training for Town and Parish Councils: An introduction to Neighbourhood Plans and what is involved

Please get in contact to discuss bespoke support for your Neighbourhood Plan

Locality video: Understanding Neighbourhood Planning 

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Trish Brocklebank, Chair of Blofield Neighbourhood Plan steering group: "Rachel was a pleasure to work with, without her we would not have completed our Neighbourhood Plan. Rachel guided us through the process and shared her knowledge; thanks to her we now have a NP that was considered good by the Inspector". 

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Current neighbourhood plan work

  • Badwell Ash and Long Thurlow Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - project support

  • East Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan REVIEW, Suffolk - project support

  • Easton Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - layout and consultation

  • Hingham Neighbourhood Plan, Norfolk - project support

  • Hitcham Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - ongoing project support

    • Project webpage​ (drafting Plan stage)

  • Newton Flotman Neighbourhood Plan, Norfolk - project manager

  • Rackheath Neighbourhood Plan REVIEW, Norfolk - project support

  • Strumpshaw Neighbourhood Plan REVIEW, Norfolk - project manager

  • Tasburgh Neighbourhood Plan, Norfolk - project support

  • Ufford Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - project support

  • Wells-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan, Norfolk - project management

  • Associate Tutor: An Introduction to Neighbourhood Plans, delivered for Norfolk Association of Local Councils (Norfolk-ALC) - ongoing

Adopted neighbourhood plans 

Other technical support

  • Acton Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - mapping work

  • Holbrook Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - mapping work

  • Salhouse Neighbourhood Plan, Norfolk - writing of Basic Conditions Statement

  • Hingham Parish Council training, Norfolk - introduction to Neighbourhood Planning (delivered on Zoom)

  • Syderstone Parish Council training, Norfolk - introduction to Neighbourhood Planning (delivered on Zoom)

  • Wilby Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - mapping work

  • Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - mapping work

  • Redgrave Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - mapping work

  • Whatfield Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - mapping work

  • Blakeney Neighbourhood Plan, Norfolk - independent review of draft Neighbourhood Plan (June 2019)

  • Upwell Neighbourhood Plan, Norfolk - technical support

    • Workshop with steering group to establish aims, vision, objectives and policy ideas.  Support in undertaking next stages of consultation to form an evidence base for emerging policies

    • Graphic design work and consultation advice for two workshops

  • Haughley parish Neighbourhood Plan, Suffolk - technical support

    • ​Workshop to establish project plan, consultation plan, aims, vision and objectives.​​

Current and previous neighbourhood planning work

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