Neighbourhood planning and 20-minute neighbourhoods toolkit

This resource is part of a collection called The 20-minute neighbourhood.

Neighbourhood planning provides communities a ‘right to plan’ and influence development in their area. This practical toolkit empowers communities to create and shape their places to face the challenges of the present and the future. It is for anyone interested in creating, or working on, a neighbourhood plan in England (although the principles apply to all areas of the UK).

By offering a framework for neighbourhood plans based on the 20-minute neighbourhood concept, along with diverse policy examples, the toolkit can inspire communities to design environments that are healthier, more active and thriving places for all.

The toolkit has been developed in partnership with the Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory at the University of Manchester (Spa-Lab) and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).