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All Things Neighbourhood Planning has developed a series of web-based tools which are useful to those preparing Neighbourhood Plans and professional planners alike.

Browse the Interactive Neighbourhood Plan Map to find locations with Neighbourhood Plans in force, or view Neighbourhood Plans by local authority area using the Neighbourhood Plan Finder to see where Neighbourhood Plans are in force in your local area.

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Why the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan failed

News that the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan was rejected at referendum has spread rapidly across social media and has even been picked up by local and national press - see BBC article.

The story has garnered a lot of attention as it is highly unusual for a Neighbourhood Plan to be rejected. The Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan is only the third Neighbourhood Plan not to be supported by residents.

At the referendum held on 14 March 2019, the Neighbourhood Plan was rejected, albeit by a very slim margin of just 22 votes.
'No' Campaign Prior to the referendum, Labour town councillors led a campaign which encouraged local people to vote against the Neighbourhood Plan. 
Based on the literature shared by the campaign group, opposition to the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan appears to be pointed at three key issues: Impacts on the town and its infrastructure of the overall scale of growth Middlewich is expected deliverDisagreement with the individual sites identified by the Neighbourhood …

New Interactive Map of Neighbourhood Plans

ATNP's Interactive Neighbourhood Plan map is a new tool showing locations with a Neighbourhood Plan in force.

The interactive map is free to use and compatible with desktop and mobile devices. It allows the user to pan and zoom across the country to locate areas with Neighbourhood Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders & Community Right to Build Orders in place. Each marker represents a different plan, and provides a web link to view or download the plan.

This new map builds upon the Neighbourhood Plan Finder which lists Neighbourhood Plans by local planning authority area.

Try the Interactive Neighbourhood Plan Map now

For details of mapping services offered by All Things Neighbourhood Planning, visit the Maps section.

Neighbourhood Plan Review: Plans made in July 2019

Neighbourhood Plans provide a bespoke planning framework for the local area. No two plans are alike, although many have similar characteristics and address common themes. This post provides a short summary of those Neighbourhood Plans which successfully passed referendum in July 2019, highlighting the elements which make each plan locally specific and unique.

The purpose of this post is to celebrate the achievement of those communities in successfully preparing their Neighbourhood Plans, and to share the interesting ideas and policies for the benefit of others who are currently writing their plans. Links to the Neighbourhood Plans are provided throughout the post.
Navigate this post using the map July was a busy month, with a whopping 24 Neighbourhood Plans successfully passing referendum. To  make it easier to navigate this post, the location of the areas covered by each new Neighbourhood Plan are shown on the interactive map. Click on a marker to reveal a link to the plan's su…