Free Neighbourhood Plan conference for communities, Bristol

October 23, 2012
Author: Hannah

Are you a member of a community Neighbourhood Planning group looking for guidance and inspiration on creating your Neighbourhood Plan?

Together with community network organisation Locality, we’re hosting a free residential ‘Planning Camp’ in Bristol, that’s designed to give communities and Neighbourhood Planning Front Runners the tools and ideas to shape where they live.

The event, including all workshops, meals and accommodation, is free, thanks to funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government. It takes place in Bristol from Sunday 3 February until Tuesday 5 February 2013.

Delegates networking inside a building at the Eden Project

The Planning Camp offers a combination of:

  • plenary sessions featuring people who have been there and done it
  • immersive design walks
  • hands-on workshops
  • networking with other neighbourhood planning groups

Over 200 people have already attended our Planning Camps across England this year. Participants have told us their event was ‘a great ideas’ catalyst’, and that it was ‘very enjoyable, good company, great venue, enthusiastic presenters, well organised’. See the type of things they learnt and got up to.

Illustration of planning drawn as visual minute at a previous Planning Camp

Practical details and registration
The event is best suited to community groups and individuals involved in Neighbourhood Planning – primarily in one of the government’s Front Runner communities, but please do contact us even if your community doesn’t fall within one of these areas.

Places are limited, so please register your interest to attend by filling in this simple online form, where you can also get more practical details about the conference. Download our flyer (PDF), with all the information on, and pass it on.

If you need more persuading, check out this nifty little 'visual minutes' video of what the Planning Camp is all about.

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4 responses to Free Neighbourhood Plan conference for communities, Bristol

  1. Angela Koch says:


    Sounds like a fab event. Let me know if I can get involved.

    All the best, Angela

  2. Ruth Redgate says:

    Managed to get two cllrs on the camp in birmingham than myself and another cllr on the camp in Leeds earlier this year. I cannot recommend these highly enough, if you have the opportunity to attend grab it with both hands and enjoy sharing experiences (at whatever stage you are at) meeting new friends and colleagues you can contact later not to mention all the resources - just wish i could go again. Ruth

  3. Valerie Littlewood says:

    Our Parish Council are planning to do a Neighbourhood Plan. Are you doing any more of these sesiions in 2013?

  4. Hannah says:

    Hi Valerie, we do hope to do several more sessions, but we don't yet have the dates or locations. Pleas could you send your details (including location) to and we’ll get in touch as soon as we know more.

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