The TCPA New Communities Group was established in 2009 by TCPA and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Its members are local authorities and development corporations planning and delivering exemplary large-scale new communities, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. HCA's Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS) is also a member and provides ongoing support to the local authorities.

The Group collectively helps to develop plans, provide political support and encourage a sharing of knowledge and best practice through seminars, workshops, study visits, parliamentary meetings and newsletters. Together the Group is providing innovative local leadership for plans delivering in the region of 150,000 new homes.

Download the Planning Advisory Service case study: 'The TCPA New Communities Group: ambitious councils working together to deliver large-scale new communities'


For further information about the New Communities Group, or if your council is interested in joining, please contact Alex House at, or on 0207 930 8903.