Fields in Trust

How to participate in local plan making in your area

If you want to shape the area that you live in and have your voice heard for the future of your community, taking part in the creation of a plan for your local area is the way to do it.

Your local Council are required to write a Local Plan (known as a Local Development Plan in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) in consultation with the community to set out how the area should look in the future, where building and development needs to take place and how much. So, if you have an opinion about local green space or a passion for your local park, taking part in local plan-making is the best way to get yourself heard.

Contact your local council to find out more about the plans that are being developed for your local area.

Each home nation has advice services to support individuals and communities with getting involved in the planning process:

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