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Locality to run £9.5m Neighbourhood Planning programme - 18 March 2013

Tthe community development body has been awarded a government contract to deliver a two-year programme to help communities develop their neighbourhood plans.

Neighbourhood plans are a new right for communities to influence planning decisions. Communities will be able to advise where they want new developments such as homes, shops and offices to be built, or what new buildings should look like and what facilities should be provided.

Groups of residents seeking to create a neighbourhood plan will be able to bid for up to £7,000 each to contribute to the costs of preparing their proposals.

Neighbourhood planning groups will find full details about the new two-year programme from 15 April on the My Community Rights website. Communities will be able to submit applications for support and grants from 1 May. First payments and direct support packages are expected to be agreed in May and further details can be found in this factsheet.

Source: http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/14698/locality_gets_95m_to