Community Planning

Introduction to Community Led Planning

Parish or Community Plans? Village Design Statements or Neighbourhood Plans? Is your community thinking of starting a plan but not sure what’s the right one to do? If so we offer a handy one-off ‘Introduction to Community Led Planning’. This presentation to your community lasts up to two hours and costs £40 plus expenses for members of NACRE and £60 plus expenses for non-members of NACRE.

Here’s what you’ll find out:

What is Community Led Planning?

The different types of CLP:

  • Parish plans, Village Design Statements and Neighbourhood Plans comparison
  • Which is the best for your community? - The benefits, potential issues and actions that might arise from your chosen plan
  • Community plans and the ACRE CLP LEAD process

The first four steps in the LEAD process:

  • Step 1: Getting started – launching your plan, advice on involvements
  • Step 2: Establishing a steering group - advice on constitution, roles and responsibilities, Terms of reference, budgets, Governance and bank accounts
  • Step 3: Planning and taking stock – advice on project plan composition, community asset and profile stocktaking, funding review
  • Step 4 Community Consultation

Demonstration of ACRE/OCSI parish plan report for your community

And as part of this package, we’ll provide you with these documents:

  • Model Terms of Reference for steering group
  • Model Terms of Reference for working groups
  • Model constitution documents for Steering Group
  • Suggested Steering Group roles
  • Key contact list

We’ll also give you a copy of the Northamptonshire ACRE PowerPoint presentation.

Find out more about the services we offer to help you with your chosen plan. Just contact Elaine O'Leary email [email protected]