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When writing a Neighbourhood Plan you may find you quickly need to get to grips with complex terminology, concepts and policy initiatives. Fortunately, All Things Neighbourhood Planning is exploring ways to present the information you need in a clear and easy to understand way.

This page provides 'Tools for Planners'. While these are aimed principally at those writing Neighbourhood Plans, they are useful for professional planners too.

Tools for planners

Interactive Map of Neighbourhood Plans

The Interactive Neighbourhood Plan Map identifies locations with a Neighbourhood Plan in force.

Neighbourhood Plan Finder

The Neighbourhood Plan Finder provides a directory of Neighbourhood Plans currently in force in each local planning authority area.

Local Housing Need 2019

View the 2019 Local Housing Need housing requirement for every local planning authority area.

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Housing Delivery Test Checker 

The Housing Delivery Test measures the supply of new housing development in each local authority area. Use the Housing Delivery Test Checker to see the latest results for your area.

Find info on Local Plans

Local Plan Checker

Find the latest info on the Local Plan for your area, including progress of any emerging plans, using the Local Plan Checker tool.

Glossary of planning terms

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Beat the jargon! OK it's a glossary of planning terms, but Jargon-buster sounds better...


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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 Finder

Hundreds of Neighbourhood Plans have passed referendum and are being made across the country. It can therefore be tricky to keep track of which areas have plans in force.

All Things Neighbourhood Planning's Neighbourhood Plan Finder tool can help you quickly and simply locate Neighbourhood Plans.

Simply select a local authority area from the Neighbourhood Plan Finder to reveal a list of Neighbourhood Areas with made Neighbourhood Plans.

For groups writing Neighbourhood Plans, the Neighbourhood Plan Finder can help you to find other local examples of plans which have completed the process. The Finder will also help applicants and decision-makers to locate Neighbourhood Plans which may affect their proposals.

Try the Neighbourhood Plan Finder now.