New Communities Group The TCPA New Communities Group was established in 2009 by TCPA and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Its members are ambitious 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. The current Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Homes England work closely with the Group to align support and learning for members. 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 briefings, ministerial meetings and newsletters. Together the Group is providing innovative local leadership for plans delivering at least 178,000 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 [email protected], or on 0207 930 8903.