Hardcover160 PagesSize: 200 × 130 mm
9 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222830Publication: June 03, 2019
Series: Concise Guides to Planning

'This book is essential reading for the 'citizen planner' because it reflects on the experiences of others to demonstrate how Neighbourhood Planning can meaningfully harness the social capital of communities, while also highlighting the challenges involved.' - Chris Bowden, Navigus Planning

Neighbourhood Planning in Practice

Gavin Parker, Kat Salter and Matthew Wargent



  • Written clearly and engagingly, this useful guide sets out the possibilities, potential pitfalls and lessons of Neighbourhood Planning, as well as parallel forms of community planning 
  • Illustrated with in-depth case studies, each concentrating on a particular aspect of the process 
  • Includes clear bullet-point summaries and guidance for best future practice


Neighbourhood Planning (NP), introduced by the Localism Act of 2011, is the right for communities to decide the future of the places where they live and work. This book examines the experience of neighbourhood planners, analysing what communities have achieved, how they have done so and what went well or badly. Comparing NP with other forms of community planning and highlighting the main lessons learned so far, it acts as a navigation tool for people already involved in neighbourhood planning, as well as those contemplating participation.

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