Planning Direct advises on Neighbourhood Plans at recent Seminar

A recent workshop, hosted by Planning Direct at the company’s Head Office on Ipswich Waterfront was huge success.

Attendees, representing a number of Parishes across the Eastern region benefited from the expertise and knowledge of Andrew Cann, Director of Planning Direct.

This second Neighbourhood Planning seminar hosted in the past year, informed delegates on all aspects of Neighbourhood Plan creation from Area Designation and Funding to Consultation and Referendum.

The team at Planning Direct is currently working on Neighbourhood Plans for 8 Parishes / Town Councils of varying sizes, each at various stages of the plan making process.

If you would like to discuss a Neighbourhood Plan which you are involved in the team at Planning Direct would be delighted to hear from you. Contact Danielle Adams, Head of Development on 01473 407911 or

In the meantime, here are some useful links which may help you…
Here you’ll find lots of information on developing a neighbourhood plan. You can also read what funding support / technical assistance is available to you. This is where you apply online for funding.
This website provides geographic information about the natural environment from across government. Here you can find information on designations specific to your parish. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools (included). Natural England manages the service.
The revised National Planning Policy Framework. This sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.
The 2018 Housing Delivery Test measurement used by local planning authorities and a technical note on the process used in its calculation.