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Government confirms extended funding for Planning Aid England

05 July 2012

Decentralisation and Cities Minister, Greg Clark MP, in a parliamentary statement this week announced that further funding will be available to enable four organisations and their partners, including Planning Aid England, to continue to offer practical and bespoke advice and assistance to communities undertaking neighbourhood planning.

Professor Gavin Parker, Director of Professional Standards at the RTPI said:

\"We are very pleased that the government has recognised that it is absolutely vital that communities continue to receive help and advice to support the delivery of neighbourhood plans. This crucial funding will enable Planning Aid England to ensure all sections of the community that we work with get a chance to have a say in those plans."

In his statement Greg Clark said: Greg Clark MP

"Over 100 local planning authorities are working with front runner communities on neighbourhood planning. To help those communities with their neighbourhood plans we will be providing further funding to the four organisations currently offering support on neighbourhood planning: the Royal Town Planning Institute (Planning Aid); the Prince's Foundation for Building Community; the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, working with the National Association of Local Councils and; Locality (the Building Communities Consortium)\".

Planning Aid England recently launched a new web site for Frontrunners:

Up Front a new free, monthly e-bulletin for neighbourhood planning Front Runners is available to anyone interested in neighbourhood planning. Sign up to receive Up Front.