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Cash boost for communties supporting neighbourhood planning - 29 August 2012

A £10 million fund is now available to help councils ensure their communities are able to finalise people's plans for homes, businesses and facilities in their neighbourhood.

More than 200 communities are already using the new planning powers introduced in the Localism Act to work up plans that can, for example, decide the location of new homes and decide the green spaces communities are keen to protect.

Councils are now being invited to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for each scheme to help pay for the costs of getting plans in place.

Payments will be paid to councils to help them support and advise groups taking forward neighbourhood plans and to pay towards the examination of plans and a local referendum.

Click here for the Department for Communities and Local Government press release.