Neighbourhood Planning Camp comes to York - free training for community groups and residents

The Eden Project, which is one of the designated national organisations working with the Department for Communities and Local Government to support communities put a Neighbourhood Plan in place, is organising residential Neighbourhood Planning Camps in Spring 2014, one in York and one in Oxford.

The Planning Camps look at how communities can take a leadership role in planning, how to engage people in your local area and what localism legislation means for you. Planning Camps offer a combination of plenary sessions featuring people who have been there and done it, hands-on workshops, site visits and plenty of time for discussion, debate and networking.

There are two camps scheduled for next year, 23rd – 25th March in York and 3rd – 5th April in Oxford. Planning Camps are residential and are for community members of Neighbourhood Planning groups who lack professional planning experience.

Planning Camps are funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government and delivered by the Eden Project in partnership with Locality and Planning Aid England.

Attendance, accommodation and food are all provided free of charge - you only need to cover your transport costs to the venue. More information about the camps and a booking form (places MUST be booked in advance) can be found via the Eden Project website.