Neighbourhood Planning National Review Research Underway

18 October 2019

Neighbourhood Planning National Review Research Underway

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has recently appointed a REP-led team at University of Reading, including Professor Gavin Parker and Dr Matthew Wargent, to undertake independent research to evaluate the impact of neighbourhood planning.

The research project, the National Evaluation of Neighbourhood Planning (NENP), will examine a wide range of issues including the impact of plans on housing supply and other development, how plans are used in decision-making, and their wider benefits for communities. The research team will be engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including local planning authorities, communities as well as other stakeholders to share their views and experience. The full team includes Gavin and Matt working with Kat Salter, Dr Tessa Lynn, Dr Mark Dobson, Dr Andy Yuille and Navigus Planning.