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Pocket guides Edit

The guides have been produced, by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) in partnership with the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). The guides have been prepared with the help of Land Use Consultants. They are intended to make it clear how people can influence the future of the area in which they live. 01 February 2012 [1]

How to respond to planning applications: an 8-step guide - is a 61 page A5 booklet that gives an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to responding to a local planning application. For many this will be the first time they come into contact with the planning system. This guide aims to make the process simple, straight forward, and help any submissions to have the largest and most effective impact. PDF
Planning Explained is 69 page A5 booklet that gives an introduction to the planning system and explains why it is important if you want to help decide the future of your community. The guide focuses on the role of local plans, where the big decisions on planning for the future of communities and land are made. It includes an eight step guide on how to get involved and contribute to your local plan. PDF
How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning – is a 61 page A5 booklet that focuses on the role of neighbourhood plans. It explains their purpose and gives a simple eight step guide on how to start drafting an effective neighbourhood plan. PDF

Random facts Edit

  • 71% of people are not satisfied with their council’s performance on planning, compared to 65% in 2008. In addition, half the population think community views are not listening to adequately in the planning process, while only 25% think they are. Source: UK SAINT Index press release, March 8 2009

Wanted pages and external links

  • The Handy Guide to Planning - Urban Forum's guide written for community and voluntary organisations, and individuals, with limited experience of the planning process, June 2006

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