- Neighbourhood Plan Grant 2015-2018
- Neighbourhood Planning Grant 2018-2022
- Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Toolkit
- Government Guidance
This guidance explains the neighbourhood planning system introduced by the Localism Act, including key stages and considerations required.
- Mapping - Parish OnLine
Parish Online provides basic Digital Mapping by compiling map information from a range of sources and bringing them into a single easy to use interface where you can login, search, view, annotate, analyse and share information in a few simple clicks.
- DCLG Neighbourhood Planning Case Studies
- Low Cardon Neighbourhood Planning
To assist communities to fully consider sustainability in their plans, the Centre for Sustainable Energy offers a FREE bespoke advice service from a chartered planner, alongside a guidebook and other resources.
Planning Handy Guide 2012 5 Final (PDF, 2.5 Mb)
This guide provides a general overview of the planning system, including local plans, planning applications and appeals
- Neighbourhood Planning Champions
There are over 40 Neighbourhood Planning Champions are spreading the message about neighbourhood planning, to help to build on and expand the growing neighbourhood planning movement.
- Planning Aid England
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) provide a large number of guidance documents, support, advice, videos and case studies on a variety of different aspects of Neighbourhood Planning.
How to Estbalish a Neighbourhood Planning Forum (PDF, 3 Mb)
Locality's helpful guide to establishing a Neighbourhood Planning Forum.
Introduction to Neighbourhood Planning (PDF, 52 Kb)
The Department for Communities and Local Government have produced this guide for designed for communities wanting to undertake a Neighbourhood Plan.
- What's Special To You: Landscape Issues in your Neighbourhood Plan
Guidance from CPRE on how community groups can develop strong landscape policies in their Neighbourhood Plans.
How to Shape Where You Live (PDF, 3.6 Mb)
The Campaign to Protect Rural England and the National Association of Local Council's have collaborated to produce this guide.
- Frequently Asked Questions
The Planning Advisory Service provide a Neighbourhood Planning Frequently Asked Questions section.
- Planning Advisory Service
The Planning Advisory Service provide a range of useful information on Neighbourhood Planning.
Road Map Guide to Neighbourhood Planning (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
Locality have produced this detailed guide to lead you through the Neighbourhood Planning process (includes worksheets and roadmap)
Local Heritage Environment Toolkit - Neighbourhood plans (PDF, 687 Kb)
When it comes to discussing the Historic Character Assessment for your Neighbourhood Plan do you understand the Historic Environment?
The Council For British Archaeology have produced the below FREE Local Heritage Engagement Network (LHEN) toolkit.
Quick Guide (PDF, 392 Kb)
Produced by Locality, this quick guide gives a short, step-by-step summary of the process for producing a Neighbourhood Plan and sets out best practice.
Housing & Planning Act 2016 (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
PDF copy of the Housing & Planning Act 2016
- LeicesterShire Statistics & Research
LSR On-Line provides access to data, maps and reports about communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
- Study of Future Growth in Leicester and Leicestershire
The Study contains key evidence about the future need for housing and employment land in Leicester and Leicestershire
LCC - Accommodation Strategy for Older People 2016-2026 (PDF, 409 Kb)
Retirement housing needs to be a positive choice which enables older people to feel part of the community they choose, and provide the lifestyle that supports their wider health and wellbeing. It is hoped that this strategy will help start the debate locally, encourage individuals and communities to plan for later life and enable greater autonomy, choice and control.
- Community Emergency Stores Scheme
Is your community prepared for an emergency? Free support and advice is available from the County Council to help Communities prepare an Emergency Response Plan and set up a Community Emergency Store.
- Health Profiles
The Local Authority Health Profiles provide an overview of health for each local authority in England. They pull together existing information in one place and contain data on a range of indicators for local populations, highlighting issues that can affect health in each locality. The profiles are intended to help local government and health services make plans to improve the health of their local population and reduce health inequalities.
- Active Design - Sport England
Active Design is about designing and adapting where we live to encourage activity in our everyday lives. The website has useful case studies and a helpful Active Design Guide which can be download for free.
NP Status Details (PDF, 309 Kb)