We are pleased to announce the launch of our neighbourhood planning reserach programme, designed to understand more about the Coalition Government’s Localism agenda.
Neighbourhood Planning is a central tenet of the Localism Bill. It is hoped that a dozen or so ‘Neighbourhood Vanguard’ areas will come forward to trial this new approach before the Bill is enacted.
We are undertaking a survey of all local authorities in England to investigate how many neighbourhood plans are coming forward, how and where. This survey is the first in the series of research we will be conducting over the coming months. Forthcoming papers will establish principles and provide advice on the likely form and nature of these new plans.
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