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A listing of real community planning projects and events with links to further information.

Links are provided to further information on this website or on other websites. Over time it is hoped that this section will build up into a comprehensive database of projects worldwide.



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  • Architecture, planning, urban design, regeneration or community development projects.
  • Strong element of community engagement.
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Last updated on: 18 July 2008

Project title
Ascot, Sunninghill & Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan
Project type
Neighbourhood Planning
Place
Ascot, Sunninghill & Sunningdale, Berkshire, UK
start / end dates
2011 - ongoing
Summary Web hub for a neighbourhood plan. (Frontrunner Wave 2)
Further informationwww.ascotandthesunnings.com/ project web hub




Project title
Aylesham Masterplan
Project type
Enquiry by Design
Place
Aylesham, Kent, UK
start / end dates
2002 - ongoing
Summary Successful comprehensive example of producing a Masterplan for a substantial urban extension with the full and creative involvement of key stakeholders including local residents.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy001.php




Project title
Bathnes Protocol
Project type
neighbourhood planning
Place
Bath and North East Somerset, UK
start / end dates
2012 - ongoing
Summary A neighbourhood planning protocol for a local authority; Bath and North East Somerset Council. My Neighbourhood explains how to get involved in local planning. Website includes links to local projects.
Further informationwww.bathnes.gov.uk/services/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning-protocol-my-neighbourh




Project title
Beccles Lido Suffolk
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Puddingmoor, Beccles, Suffolk, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Improving the energy performance of a community, open-air swimming pool that the group was in the process of restoring and reopening.
Further informationwww.beccleslido.com project website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/beccles-lido/ case study



Project title
Bexhill Local Action Plan
Project type
Local Action Plan
Place
Bexhill, East Sussex, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2010
Summary Production of a local action plan for a medium sized town using a series of consultation events and questionnaires. Results and process comprehensively made available on a dedicated website.
Further informationwww.bexhilllocalactionplan.co.uk/




Project title
Birmingham Big City Plan
Project type
City masterplan
Place
Birmingham, UK
start / end dates
2007 - ongoing
Summary Masterplanning process involving stakeholders for the centre of England's second largest city.
Further informationbigcityplan.birmingham.gov.uk/more-information/




Project title
Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Planning Project
Project type
neighbourhood planning
Place
Bloomsbury, Camden, London, UK
start / end dates
2011 -
Summary Initiative to improve the neighbourhood in front of the British Museum and restore it as a centre of Excellence in Camden. Interesting interactive website. 
Further informationyoucanplan.stickyworld.com/




Project title
Bookham Vanguard
Project type
neighbourhood planning
Place
Bookham, Surrey, UK
start / end dates
2011 - ongoing
Summary One of the vanguard or frontrunner initiatives to create a neighbourhood plan. In Mole Valley District Council. 
Further informationwww.bookhamvanguard.co.uk project website
twitter.com/#!/BookhamVanguard Twitter



Project title
Bray Neighbourhood Plan
Project type
neighbourhood planning
Place
Bray, Berkshire, UK
start / end dates
2010 - ongoing
Summary Frontrunner initiative to create a neighbourhood plan. Rural parish with several villages in greenbelt. 
Further informationwww.brayplan.com project website
www.facebook.com/pages/Bray-Neighbourhood-Plan/251688971517968 facebook page



Project title
Camden Blueprint Project
Project type
neighbourhood planning
Place
Bloomsbury and Somers Town, London, UK
start / end dates
2011 - ongoing
Summary Testing neighbourhood planning in central London. An initiative by Voluntary Action Camden
Further informationwww.vac.org.uk




Project title
Casterton Village Power Station
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Casterton, Lancashire, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary
improving the energy efficiency of vulnerable people’s village homes.


Further informationcasterton.wikidot.com Parish website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/casterton/ Case study



Project title
The Castleford Project
Project type
Town regeneration
Place
Castleford, Yorkshire, UK
start / end dates
2003 - 2008
Summary The worlds first televised regeneration project. An initiative
by Channel 4 Television to support the regeneration of a former West Yorkshire mining town. Based on an agenda of physical improvement projects set by local people.
Further informationwww.channel4.com/programmes/kevin-mccloud-and-the-big-town-plan
www.ctcp.org.uk/html/2_sagar_street.html



Project title
Caterham Barracks Village
Project type
New sustainable community
Place
Caterham-on-the-Hill, Surrey, UK
start / end dates
1998 - 2005
Summary An impressive example of a private developer using consensus-led masterplanning to create a new sustainable community. Over 1,000 local people were involved in an initial vision-building planning weekend held on the site, a former army barracks with many historic buildings.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy009.php




Project title
Chelsea Barracks Partnership
Project type
Neighbourhood masterplan
Place
Chelsea, London, UK
start / end dates
2009 - ongoing
Summary Masterplan for former Barracks in central London. Controversial and lengthy public consultation process well documented on the Partnership website. 
Further informationwww.chelseabarrackspartnership.com




Project title
Climate Friendly Bradford-on-Avon
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Use of energy efficiency and microgeneration measures to further the aim of becoming a zero-carbon community by 2050.
Further informationwww.climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk/ project website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/climate-friendly-bradford-on-avon case study



Project title
Coin Street Community Builders CSCB
Project type
Development Trust and Social Enterprise
Place
South Bank, Central London
start / end dates
1977 - ongoing
Summary Seeks to make London's South Bank a better place in which to live, work and visit. Has transformed a largely derelict 13 acre site into a thriving mixed use neighbourhood by creating new co-operative homes; shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars; a park and riverside walkway; sports facilities; by organising festivals and events; and by providing childcare, family support, learning, and enterprise support programmes. Income generated from a variety of sources including the hire of retail and catering spaces, event spaces, meeting room spaces and conference venue spaces as well as the provision of consultancy services. CSCB is a company limited by guarantee established by local residents in 1984 following a campaign against large scale office proposals. The company is controlled by a Board, elected by CSCB members. Only people living locally can become CSCB members. The Board employs staff to manage the company on a day to day basis. Profits are not distributed but are ploughed back into CSCB's public service objective.
Further informationwww.coinstreet.org
www.facebook.com/coinstreet



Project title
Dawlish Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Project type
Neighbourhood planning
Place
Dawlish, Devon, UK
start / end dates
2010 - ongoing
Summary The first neighbourhood plan in England to be subject to independent examination. 
Further informationwww.teignbridge.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=13658 local planning authority info with downloads




Project title
East London Community Land Trust
Project type
Community land trust
Place
East End, London, UK
start / end dates
2010 - ongoing
Summary Attempt to provide affordable housing in the East End of London by establishing a community land trust and bidding for a redundant hospital. Informative campaign website.
Further informationwww.eastlondonclt.co.uk




Project title
Eastbourne Schools Art & Architecture
Project type
Environmental education
Place
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
start / end dates
2005 - 2006
Summary Interesting use of a major building project for a new landmark art gallery in a coastal town to promote understanding and awareness for young people of the language of art, architecture and spatial planning.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy007.php




Project title
Eilean Eisdeal
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Easdale Island, by Oban, Argyll, Scotland
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary
Improving the energy performance of community facilities and homes and raising awareness of energy use on a remote Scottish island.

Further informationwww.easdale.org project website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/easdale-island case study



Project title
Ennerdale Community Pub
Project type
Community pub
Place
Ennerdale, Cumbria, UK
start / end dates
2011 - ongoing
Summary Failing pub taken over by the local community providing a catalyst for regeneration in this Lake District valley.
Further informationwww.foxandhoundsinn.org Pub website
www.wildennerdale.co.uk/hub.html Wild Ennerdale Partnership site



Project title
Fellside Forum Kendal
Project type
Local action plan
Place
Kendal, Cumbria, UK
start / end dates
2010 - 2010
Summary Example of the Ketso community development tool being used to develop a plan for a residential neighbourhood including a snow and ice contingency plan. 
Further informationketso.com/examples-case-studies/case-studies/community-planning#Fellside




Project title
The Gateway Centre
Project type
Community centre
Place
Ravenscliffe Estate, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK
start / end dates
2001 - 2005
Summary Community-led planning, design and construction of a multi-purpose community centre, tackling social exclusion and isolation and ensuring the full and meaningful involvement of residents at all stages of the planning and design process.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy003.php




Project title
Ham and Petersham Solariham
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Ham and Petersham, Richmond, Surrey, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Council-led project to engage a local community in energy use including widespread uptake of solar PV (photovoltaic technology).
Further informationwww.greenstreets.co.uk/solariham/




Project title
Hastings New Dawn
Project type
Consultation Month
Place
Hastings, East Sussex, UK
start / end dates
2002 - 2003
Summary Comprehensive consultation programme on the future of Hastings & St Leonards and Bexhill. Included a Masterplan, Community Strategy, Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy, Local Action Plans and proposals for a Millennium Community and new Housing Renewal Area. Included exhibitions, brochures, workshops, and special events.
Further informationwww.nickwates.co.uk See Projects, Photo galleries and Reports & Brochures




Project title
Heart of East Greenwich
Project type
Site development brief and developer selection
Place
East Greenwich, London, UK
start / end dates
2004 - 2006
Summary Comprehensive and creative consultation approach to preparing a development brief and selecting a developer for an urban site of strategic local importance.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy006.php




Project title
Hoylake Village
Project type
Neighbourhood planning
Place
Hoylake, Merseyside, UK
start / end dates
2009 - ongoing
Summary Rejuvenation of town centre of small seaside town. Involving Community interest company, community websie, neighbourhood plan (frontrunner) and shop front scheme. 
Further informationwww.hoylakevillage.org.uk community portal
www.edenproject.com/whats-it-all-about/places-and-regeneration/neighbourhood-planning/hoylake-village-life-the-wirral Case study



Project title
Hyde Farm Climate Action Network
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Balham, London, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Contribution to the group’s wider campaigning and awareness-raising work in a south London neighbourhood, focused on energy efficiency and climate change.
Further informationwww.energyshare.com/hyde-farm-climate-action-network/ group web page
www.greenstreets.co.uk/hyde-farm-can/ case study



Project title
In the centre of Lübeck
Project type
Town centre upgrade
Place
Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
start / end dates
2006 - 2007
Summary Productive use of a Community Planning Weekend to find the best, and most widely accepted solution for redesigning and enlarging the central pedestrian area of a historic European town and World Heritage Site.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy008.php




Project title
Incredible Edible Todmorden
Project type
Food growing
Place
Todmorden, Yorkshire, UK
start / end dates
2010 - ongoing
Summary

Provides access to good local food for all, through


• working together


• learning – from field to classroom to kitchen


• supporting local business


Further informationwww.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk




Project title
Ingram Village
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Improving the energy performance of a community hall. 
Further informationwww.ingrambreamishvalley.co.uk/ Local website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/ingram-village/ Case study



Project title
Leeds City Centre Area Action Plan
Project type
Young people planning
Place
Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
start / end dates
2005 - 2006
Summary A good example of how young people can be involved in shaping an Area Action Plan for their city centre from the early stages with few resources.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy005.php




Project title
Llangattock Green Valleys
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Llangattock nr Crickhowell, Powys, Wales
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Becoming a carbon-negative community within five years by ambitiously deploying renewable energy technologies.
Further informationwww.llangattockgreenvalleys.org/ Project website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/llangattock/ Case study



Project title
Love Easton
Project type
community-led planning
Place
Bristol, UK
start / end dates
2009 - ongoing
Summary Regeneration initiative for multicultural inner city area. Started by university students who are also local residents.
Further information
www.edenproject.com/whats-it-all-about/places-and-regeneration/neighbourhood-planning/case-studies case study



Project title
Lynton & Lynmouth Neighbourhood Plan
Project type
Neighbourhood Planning
Place
Lynton & Lynmouth, Devon, UK
start / end dates
2011 - ongoing
Summary Website for a Neighbourhood Plan. Includes consultation results, interactive map and online forum. (Frontrunner Wave 1) 
Further informationwww.lynplan.org.uk project website




Project title
Lyvennet Community Trust
Project type
Community land trust
Place
Crosby Ravensworth, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK
start / end dates
2009 - ongoing
Summary Village Community Trust building affordable housing in keeping with village vernacular.  
Further informationwww.lyvennetcommunitytrust.org




Project title
The Meadows and MOZES
Project type
Community energy project
Place
The Meadows area, Nottingham, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Improving the energy performance of homes and a community building in a deprived area of Nottingham. By means of a community owned energy company called Meadows Ozone Energy Services Limited (MOZES). 
Further informationwww.greenstreets.co.uk/the-meadows/ Project website
www.meadowspartnershiptrust.org.uk/energy/mozes.aspx Case study



Project title
Moston Vale landfill landscape plan
Project type
Landscape planning
Place
Moston Vale, Manchester, UK
start / end dates
2003 - 2003
Summary Involvement of 50 stakeholders, using the community development tool Ketso, led to a strategic vision for North Manchester and a landscape plan for a 22 hectare former landfill site. The enthusiasm generated led to £1.7 million funding from the regional development agency. 
Further informationwww.ketso.com/examples-case-studies/case-studies/community-planning#Moston




Project title
Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan
Project type
neighbourhood planning
Place
Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK
start / end dates
2011 - ongoing
Summary Frontrunner initiative to create a neighbourhood plan. 
Further informationwww.wenlockplan.org project website
www.facebook.com/wenlockplan facebook page



Project title
New Heart for Oxmoor
Project type
Revival of public sector housing estate
Place
Oxmoor, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK
start / end dates
1999 - 2006
Summary Revival of a public sector housing estate through a holistic approach to neighbourhood regeneration with leadership by elected members, partnership working and ongoing public involvement. Won the 2006 Royal Town Planning Institute Award for community planning.
Further informationwww.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/Planning/Urban%20Design/Huntingdon/Pages/Oxmoor%20Action%20Plan.aspx Action plan




Project title
Peel Park BMX
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Bradford, Yorkshire, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary
Reducing the energy bills of a floodlit BMX track serving
disadvantaged communities across Bradford.

Further informationwww.bradfordbmxbandits.org.uk Project website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/peel-park-bmx case study



Project title
Petersfield Town Design Statement
Project type
Town Design Statement
Place
Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
start / end dates
2006 - ongoing
Summary Community driven initiative to improve a market town by producing design guidance in the form of a Town Design Statement. Community involvement process included use of a wiki.
Further informationpetersfield.pbwiki.com/




Project title
Point for Lodz
Project type
Award scheme
Place
Lodz, Poland
start / end dates
2008 - ongoing
Summary An initiative to improve the Polish city of Lodz by giving awards to exemplary local urban design initiatives.
Further informationwww.gpo.blox.pl/2009/01/Punkt-dla-Lodzi.html in Polish
www.gpo.blox.pl/strony/pointforlodz.html in English



Project title
REAP Newmill
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Newmill Village, Morayshire, Scotland
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary
Improving the energy performance of a community hall with a biomass boiler. 

Further informationwww.reapscotland.org.uk/newmill-hall-biomass-project/ Project website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/reap-newmill/ Case study



Project title
Scarborough Renaissance
Project type
Town team
Place
Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK
start / end dates
2001 - ongoing
Summary Turning around a failing seaside town with a community-led masterplan and a Town Team. European Commission Most Enterprising Place and International Association for Public Participation Project of the Year in 2009.
Further informationwww.scarboroughsfuture.org.uk Project website




Project title
Sherford Urban Extension
Project type
Enquiry by Design
Place
Sherford, Plymouth, Devon, UK
start / end dates
2003 - ongoing
Summary Urban extension containing up to 5,500 new homes, up to 7,000 new jobs and a 207 hectare Community Park. One of the largest habitat creation schemes in the South West of England. Planned using an Enquiry by Design process.
Further informationwww.redtreellp.com Project website set up by the developers, Red Tree.
www.princes-foundation.org/what-we-do/projects/uk/sherford-devon-urban-extension Featured project. Information sheet



Project title
Sherwood Energy Village
Project type
Eco town
Place
New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, UK
start / end dates
1994 - ongoing
Summary Sustainable development of a former colliery with new eco homes, employment and leisure facilities, driven by local community aspirations and local people. Winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute Silver Jubilee Cup 2007.
Further informationwww.sev.org.uk/




Project title
South Kirkby & Moorethorpe youth action plan
Project type
Youth action planning
Place
South Kirkby & Moorethorpe, Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK
start / end dates
2004 - 2005
Summary Good example of engaging young people in the preparation of a Community Action Plan for an urban neigbourhood.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy002.php




Project title
Summerfield Eco Village
Project type
Low carbon community
Place
Ladywell, West Midlands, UK
start / end dates
2007 - 2008
Summary

Neighbourhood approach to reducing carbon emissions on area of Victorian terraced housing. Winner of a Sustainable Housing Award for Community involvement/Engagement, 2009.


Further informationtinyurl.com/3ml2f25




Project title
Sustainable Moseley, Birmingham - SusMo
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Moseley, Birmingham, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Engaging a broad cross-section of people from a multicultural suburb of Birmingham in a common effort to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
Further informationwww.moseleyforum.org.uk/?q=susmo Mosely forum blog
www.greenstreets.co.uk/susmo/ Case study



Project title
Tackley Village
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Tackley, Oxfordshire, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Improving the energy performance of a community shop and hall.
Further informationwww.greenstreets.co.uk/tackley/ Case study




Project title
Transition Town Horncastle “Green Babies”
Project type
Community energy project
Place
Horncastle, Lincolnshire, UK
start / end dates
2009 - 2011
Summary Improving the energy performance of a number of baby and toddler facilities in the town and, through this, engaging children and parents in reducing emissions.
Further informationtransitionhorncastle.org/ Project website
www.greenstreets.co.uk/transition-town-horncastle-green-babies/ Case Study



Project title
Upton Urban Extension
Project type
Enquiry by Design
Place
Upton, Northampton, UK
start / end dates
1997 - ongoing
Summary Award winning urban extension containing over 1,000 homes (30% affordable), primary school and shopping. Developed using an Enquiry by Design process.
Further informationwww.princes-foundation.org/ Projects & Practice/Featured Projects




Project title
Wiveliscombe Area Partnership (WAP)
Project type
Rural regeneration
Place
Somerset, UK
start / end dates
2000 - ongoing
Summary One of UK’s longest-standing and most successful rural Community Regeneration Partnerships covering 10 villages.
Further informationwww.wiveliscombe.com project website
www.communityplanning.net/projects/projectinfo/WAPCaseStudy.pdf download case study (pdf 344 KB)



Project title
Youth space pilot
Project type
Youth facilities
Place
West Midlands, UK. Six locations.
start / end dates
2003 - 2006
Summary A collaborative design project between young people, architects and artists, for the design and construction of six custom-made youth shelters.
Further informationwww.communityplanning.net/casestudies/casestudy004.php