Involved with your Neighbourhood Plan? Then we have some good news

Neighbourhood Plan workshops offer a great way to share experiences

They don’t always get the attention they should, but Neighbourhood Plans represent one way in which people can get involved in the planning process for their local area.
Although you needn’t be a planning expert, the prospect of tackling such an important issue might at first seem a little daunting, so two training sessions have been organised as an introduction.
They will help you write policies and are aimed at parishes that have already started their Neighbourhood Plans.
We are told the sessions will be “particularly relevant for parishes that are ready to start or are already under way with drafting their policies”.
Priced at £15 per delegate for any Rural Community Council of Essex member or £50 per person for non-members, the sessions are being held at the RCCE offices, Feering CO5 9SE, on Thursday, November 15 (7pm-9.30pm), and Friday, November 16 (10am-12.30pm).
There is also a Christmas networking event for parishes considering starting a Neighbourhood Plan or that are already in progress with one.
David Coleman from DAC Planning will discuss technical planning issues, while you will be able to chat with RCCE staff and representatives to share ideas and experiences.
With the event billed as a coffee morning, coffee and mince pies will of course be available.
It is being held on Friday, December 14, from 10.30am-12.30pm at Barnston Village Hall CM6 1LR. It is free to all RCCE members or £50 per person for non-members.
To book a place at either one of the training sessions or at the coffee morning, email