Collective Community Planning - Planning Consultants based in Norfolk.

A neighbourhood plan is the best way of influencing planning decisions in your community.

Collective Community Planning consultant in Norfolk is at the forefront of providing advice and working with town and parish councils in the preparation of neighbourhood plans. Collective Community planning have guided over 40 neighbourhood plan groups across the East of England and further afield.

We have received some great feedback. “I find Oulton Neighbourhood Plan in Norfolk to be well-researched, well-evidenced and clearly presented. It is of exceptionally high quality, a model for neighbourhood planning” Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC (Independent Examiner).



All groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan can apply for grant funding from Locality:


Collective Community Planning consultants in Norfolk can provide bespoke advice and supporting documents depending on your needs:


Plans we have supported

Burnham Market - Norfolk

This plan focuses on achieving better balance between residents and visitors and ensuring development respects the current character of the village. It includes policies on Furnished Holiday Lets, replacement dwellings and design.

Filby - Norfolk

Filby is small community on the Broads, their Neighbourhood Plan has a strong emphasis on promoted greener developments, it introduces wildlife corridors, requirements in relation to biodiversity improvements and Local Green Spaces. It passed referendum in February 2022.

Screenshot 2023-02-06 at 14.55.09
Diss and District - Norfolk

This is a complex seven-parish plan in South Norfolk and Mid-Suffolk that’s allocating for 500 new homes and employment sites.

Chet - Norfolk

This is a multi-parish plan covering Loddon and Chedgrave with a key focus on promoting a shift to zero carbon development, including some innovative policies in this area.

Oulton - Norfolk

This plan focuses on influencing significant growth in the parish as part of the Lowestoft extension, and enhancing the environment through identification of green corridors and Local Green Spaces.

Upwell - Norfolk

The Upwell plan has a strong focus on delivering housing to meet local need. It allocates 5 sites for housing development, for approximately 47 homes. One of the allocated sites is owned by the Parish Council and another will help deliver much needed parking for the village hall. It passed referendum in July 2021. 

Screenshot 2023-02-07 at 07.19.11

Awaiting referendum. Highly commended by the examiner as being ‘of exceptionally high quality, a model for neighbourhood planning’. This is the first plan to pass examination since the legal challenge against Mendip District Council with a Local Green Space Policy that includes additional text that is different to Green Belt Policy. Read the full examiners report here.

Been through examination, now awaiting referendum. Allocated a site for 75 new homes in addition to what’s already allocated in the Local Plan. Click here to read the Examination Report.

Currently consulting on the Regulation 14 version of the plan. Key focus on supporting a better balance between permanent residents and visitors, including a Principle Residence Housing Policy.

Draft plan stage.  Multi-parish plan. Key focus on promoting a shift to zero carbon development. 

Recently submitted to the local planning authorities. about to move to Regulation 16 Consultation. This is a 7 parish plan in South Norfolk and Mid-Suffolk that’s allocating for 500 new homes and employment sites.

Regulation 14 Consultation recently completed, now finalising the plan for submission to the Local Authority.  Multi-parish plan. Key focus on protecting the environment, including a buffer zone for Roydon Common.

Draft plan in place.

Submitted to the local planning authorities, awaiting examination. Key issues of promoting tourism, coastal erosion and lack of affordable housing.

Draft plan stage

At the evidence gathering stage. 

Draft plan stage. 

Draft plan stage. Includes a Principle Residence Housing Policy. Looking to allocate a small site for affordable housing. 

Draft plan stage. Vision is to strengthen Stalham’s role as a thriving rural green market town. Includes some innovative ideas in relation to greening the town and implementing green curtains.

Draft plan in place.  Seeking to influence the growth coming forward on the May Gurney element of the East Norwich Regeneration Area.

Evidence gathering stage. 

Evidence gathering stage, including consideration of the effectiveness of their current plan.

Draft plan in place.