Neighbourhood planning advice

Neighbourhood planning allows your local community to help shape the development and growth of your area.

If considering producing a Neighbourhood Plan, you should approach your local borough, city, or district council for help and guidance on how to go about this.

As a key provider of services and infrastructure, we have produced a wide range of guidance documents that can help when preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. These are used by local authorities and have been adopted as policy by some.

View our Neighbourhood Planning Guide (PDF, 307KB), which covers our service areas. This contains:

  • details of which of our services may need to be considered when carrying out neighbourhood planning
  • links to policy guidance
  • advice on how to engage with us

You may also be interested in the Neighbourhood planning site, which explains what a Neighbourhood Plan is and the steps you can take to create one.