RCCE has produced Information Packs to help guide you through the process of your community led plan.
Information Packs available are:
This Pack provides information and advice on how to produce a Parish Plan.
Village Design Statements
This Pack provides information and advice on how to produce a Village Design Statement.
This is an on-line guide, produced by RCCE in partnership with the Essex Planning Officers Association and the Essex Community Led Planning Officer Network.
A PDF version is available to download here.
This guide will draw on RCCE experience of supporting other types of community led planning but it is important to remember that the process of Neighbourhood Planning is still being tested.
It is essential that the local planning authority is involved throughout the process; however, each local authority will have different resources for neighbourhood planning. Some local authorities work closely with other organisations that promote community led planning so the combination and method of support will vary in each local authority area. Before starting work on a Neighbourhood Plan, communities are advised to contact their local authority and establish the type of support available in their area.
This Pack provides information about the statutory planning system and opportunities for involvement. The pack explains how to participate in consultations organised by the local authority and how to influence statutory plans through the production of community led plans such as Parish Plans and Village Design Statements.
Involving the Community in Your Project
This Pack provides information and advice to community groups about different types of surveys - the advantages and disadvantages of different methods, good practice in carrying out surveys and how to use the information gathered.
Good Neighbour Scheme
This Pack provides information and advice on setting up and running a Good Neighbour Scheme.
Toolkit for the Natural Environment produced by Community Council of Devon
This pack provides advice for anyone wanting to get more involved in the natural environment; through volunPeering with existing projects, getting people together to set up a new project, or carrying out research. The focus is on the county of Devon but the general information and advice will be relevant to Essex as well.
Survey Resource Packs
This Resource Pack provides examples and practical advice about Workshops.
This Resource Pack provides examples and practical advice about Participatory Methods.
Finding Factual Information
This Resource Pack provides examples and practical advice about how to find Factual Information.
This Resource Pack provides examples and practical advice about Questionnaires. It is available upon request.
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