Community Led and Neighbourhood Planning

Have you heard about Community Led (Parish) Plans (CLPs) and Neighbourhood Plans (NPs)? These are two different ways for communities to have a greater say over their future – for example in terms of where housing development might go (an NP) or to develop a community action plan e.g. for a monthly farmers market or a local litter pick (a CLP).

Community Led Plans provide an opportunity for everyone in your community to participate. It’s a way for you to say if you want more open spaces, better access to public transport and healthcare, opportunity to buy local produce at local shops and to choose how your community makes the most of their social and leisure time.

Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders.

These plans create a strategic action plan for a town, village or parish, created by a team of volunteers. They help local communities to identify and evidence their needs and aspirations, giving local people a voice and an active role in planning for their future. With lots of housing, road and rail developments likely to happen in Buckinghamshire over the coming years, these plans are a positive way for communities to express their needs.

Did you know CIB can offer FREE help and advice in terms of which type of plan would be most suitable for your parish, signpost useful resources, give talks to any interested groups, and help write questionnaires and project plans.

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Our project has received a grant of £9655 from HS2’s Community Environment Fund(CEF). The CEF fund has been created by HS2 to add benefit to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands.