We want to show how neighbourhood planning can be undertaken within the existing planning system, and give examples of neighbourhood planning in action.
We've published Existing tools for Neighbourhood Planning (pdf, 145kb) as part of our work on the localism bill. We believe it's possible for local communities to get on with shaping their areas in advance of the bill being enacted. These pages gives some examples of tools that can be used.
This range of tools is not intended to be exhaustive, but simply to show examples of approaches that communities can take to planning for their areas, highlighting some common threads.
We'll continue to gather examples of practice in this area, and highlight them on our website. Please contact us with your suggestions.