Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England)

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that it has increased the level of funding available through its Neighbourhood Planning Grant from £8,000 to £9,000.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants are available to groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order. In addition, groups can also apply for a range of technical support measures. Groups with complex issues such as:

  • Neighbourhood Forums
  • Clusters of Parishes
  • High Growth areas
  • Deprived areas

Business led neighbourhood plans and neighbourhoods with populations of over 25,000 can apply for an additional grant of £6,000 in order to complete their plans.

Examples of what the grants can be used for include:

  • Developing a website
  • Training sessions for members of the steering group
  • Help with putting together a project plan
  • Undertaking a household survey
  • Help with developing the evidence base
  • Engaging a planning expert
  • Venue hire, publicity materials, printing and other costs associated with consultation; etc.

Applications can be submitted at any time

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