Neighbourhood planning and 20-minute neighbourhoods toolkit

Caglar Koksal, Florence Hewett, Gemma Hyde

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Neighbourhood planning provides communities a ‘right to plan’ and influence development in their area. This practical toolkit empowers communities to create and shape their places to face the challenges of the present and the future. It is for anyone interested in creating, or working on, a neighbourhood plan in England (although the principles apply to all areas of the UK).

By offering a framework for neighbourhood plans based on the 20-minute neighbourhood concept, along with diverse policy examples, the toolkit can inspire communities to design environments that are healthier, more active and thriving places for all.

The toolkit has been developed in partnership with the Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory at the University of Manchester (Spa-Lab) and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherSpatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2023


  • spatial planning
  • neighbourhood planning
  • 10 minute town
  • 15 minute city
  • 20 minute neighbourhood
  • community
  • healthy places
  • healthy city
  • sustainable development

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Urban Institute


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