The Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning programme
The Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning (SCNP) programme is funded by the UK government to provide free support for local communities across England who want to take a more active role in planning the future of their neighbourhoods. The programme provides bespoke technical support to groups developing neighbourhood plans and general good practice advice.
In 2011 and 2012 there were four providers of support:
- The Royal Town Planning Institute with
Planning Aid for London
- The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment
- Campaign to Protect Rural England with
The National Association of Local Councils
- The Building Community Consortium (BCC) (led by Locality)
In 2012 the Consortium became a partnership of delivery partners commissioned by Locality to help local groups develop neighbourhood plans. Partners included:
- Community Land Use – www.communitylanduse.org
- Eden Project – www.edenproject.com
- Joe Holyoak – www.joeholyoak.co.uk
- MADE - www.made.org.uk
- Nick Wates Associates – www.nickwates.co.uk
- Paul Weston
- Tony Burton
- Urban Vision - www.uvns.org
- URS – www.urscorp.com
- Your Voice Your City (LVSC) – www.londoncivicforum.org.uk
In 2013 the government selected Locality only to be the funded provider of support.
Details of the support currently provided by Locality is set out at locality.org.uk/projects/building-community/
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