The Trust can help town and parish councils or Neighbourhood Plan Steering Groups create a robust Neighbourhood Plan, taking full account of the environment and its value to people and wildlife, through the creation of a Community-level Green Infrastructure Plan.

Benefits of Neighbourhood Planning

  • A robust Neighbourhood Plan – takes full account of local greenspace, biodiversity, historic environment, access and landscape issues.
  • Built on a strong consultative basis – supports wider Neighbourhood Planning process.
  • Can help kick-start the Neighbourhood Planning process by providing an interesting and engaging focus for the community – something many people feel passionately about.
  • Helps shape the future of local communities, ensuring the environment is protected and enhanced.
  • Identifies projects that can be taken forward.
  • Creates mechanism for designation of Local Green Spaces – a high level of protection.
  • Provision of valuable information (including maps), identifying key environmental assets for protection and improvement, to help guide sustainable development in the community.

What is Involved

The production of a Community-level Green Infrastructure Plan takes place over a period of 8-12 months, fully facilitated by the Trust.  The process includes workshops, community events, questionnaires and other stakeholder engagement.

How much does it on average costs?

Usually between £3,000 and £3,500, but grant funding is available and the Trust can help secure this.

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