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How to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan

Our eight-step guide.

The preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan is meant to follow a simplified version of the process used to develop a Local Plan. The flow chart below gives an overview of the process and the articles in this section set out eight steps for developing a Neighbourhood Plan. We recommend, however, any group considering undertaking the process also liaise with their local planning authority.


NextStep 1: Getting started

Further reading

Our eight step guide available in a downloadable format on our resources page 

What's special to you? Landscape issues in your Neighbourhood Plan 

Further information on Sustainability Appraisal