CPRE is working with Action for Communities in Rural England (ACRE) to promote the benefits of neighbourhood planning to communities that haven’t engaged with it yet and help overcome some of the myths about it.
Neighbourhood plan roadshows 2016
Ten areas of rural England have been identified where take-up of the opportunities provided by neighbourhood planning has been relatively slow. Rural Community Councils and CPRE branches, working in partnership with other local organisations, are holding roadshows in each of these areas during March 2016.
Each event will include presentations from local groups who have been involved in neighbourhood planning, representatives from local planning authorities, and an official from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) who are funding the programme of promoting neighbourhood planning.
If you’re interested in finding out more about neighbourhood planning – and why wouldn’t you be? – and you live in or near one of these areas, you are welcome to attend. Please use the links below to book your place.
If you do attend an event, why not tweet about it using #NProadshows?
Date and time
|County Durham – Bowburn Community Centre, nr Durham||Thursday 3 March, 9.30am – 1.00pm||Book your ticket|
|South East (Sussex/Kent/Surrey) – Meridian Hall, East Grinstead, West Sussex||Wednesday 9 March, 10.00am – 3.00pm||Book your ticket|
|Lancashire – Lancashire County Hall, Preston, Lancashire||Tuesday 15 March, 10.00am – 2.30pm||Book your ticket|
|South Midlands (Oxfordshire/Warwickshire/Northamptonshire) – Chesterton Community Centre, Bicester, Oxfordshire||Wednesday 16 March, 10.30am – 2.30pm||Book your ticket|
|Wiltshire – Devizes Sports Club, Devizes, Wiltshire||Wednesday 16 March, 5.00pm – 8.30pm||Book your ticket|
|Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire – Guildhall, Grantham, Lincolnshire||Thursday 17 March, 10.00am – 3.00pm||Book your ticket|
|Devon – Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon||Friday 18 March, 10.00am – 2.30pm||Book your ticket|
|Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – Ely Maltings, Ely, Cambridgeshire||Monday 21 March, 9.00am – 12.30pm||Book your ticket|
|Shropshire and neighbouring counties – The Castle Hall, Bridgnorth, Shropshire||Tuesday 22 March, 10.00am – 3.00pm||Book your ticket|
|Peak District – Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire||Wednesday 23 March, 5.00pm – 9.00pm||Book your ticket|
You can also find out more about how neighbourhood planning can help you to improve your local area on CPRE’s Planning Help website.