How to plan your own neighbourhood...
Until recently, residents have had little say in how they want their communities to grow or change, but the planning system is changing and people are being given more control.
While the term ‘neighbourhood planning’ might not get you fired up, what these changes mean in practice is that, together with others in your area, you could make tangible things happen, like:
getting better bus routes
creating a community green space or orchard
designing affordable housing for the area
running a local enterprise, like a shop, pub or even cinema
taking a local service into your own hands, such as the recycling collection.