Guidance and Resources for Neighbourhood Planners

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The Design Council

Research, Evidence, tool kits, case studies and more help to ‘make life better by design’.

View Design Council Resources


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Planning Support (Locality)

Official government website for neighbourhood plan toolkits & guidance (by Locality)

neighbourhoodplanning.org


Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning Guide

Meet the twin challenges of rising energy costs and climate change.
View the PDF guide


One Planet Living (Bioregional)

Make truly sustainable living a reality.  One Planet Living uses ecological footprinting and carbon footprinting as its headline indicators.  It is based on ten guiding principles of sustainability as a framework.
One Planet Living Guide


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DfT Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy

The Neighbourhood `plan must conform with government policy. The government’s vision is for cycling and walking to become the natural choice for shorter journeys. 

The cycling and walking investment strategy sets out the DfT’s ambitions for increasing the number of journeys and journey stages made on foot or by bicycle


Crashmap

An amazing resource for anyone concerned about road safety in our neighbourhood.

View Crash Map data


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Planning Portal

“Do you need permission?” Planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.

planningportal.gov.uk


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Conservation & Heritage in Hove

Areas considered to be of: “special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”

Heritage and Conservation Portal