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Neighbourhood plan roadshows 2016

Neighbourhood plan roadshows 2016 Photo © Jim Havey/Alamy

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.

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?


Event details:

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.

Each event will include presentations from local groups.

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