Planning: ACRE - Community-Led Planning Toolkit

Community Led Planning (CLP) is a step-by-step process in England, that enables people to participate in, and contribute to improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of their local area. This unique approach to community empowerment has been developed and refined in rural areas since the late 1970s, largely as a response to the gradual withdrawal of public sector services and the increasing need for communities to look after their own affairs.

Over the years, Community Led Plans have taken on different names including Village Appraisals, Parish Plans, Market Town Action Plans and more recently, Neighbourhood Plans. These have developed their own particular characteristics, tending to be used in different geographical contexts.

This toolkit from Action For Communities in Rural England, is useful contextual information for community growing groups, particularly those in rural areas.

ACRE - Community-Led Planning Toolkit




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