Landmark Planning has been involved in training parish councils on neighbourhood planning for a number of years. Starting in 2012 with our appointment by Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association of Local Council (NALC), to deliver the government funded ‘Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning Projects’. We still provide training to parishes through the Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Associations of Local Councils on this subject, Section 106 Agreements/CIL and on appeals.
In 2016, a project run by the Rural Community Council, Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils and Landmark Planning was nominated for a Star Councils Award for Community Planning Projects.
Lance Wiggins was one of a small number of appointed consultants retained by CPRE/NALC to deliver the government funded Supporting Communities and Neighborhoods in Planning project. The project ran from August 2012 to March 2013 and aimed to provide advice and support for parish councils to deliver neighbourhood plans, one of the governments central planks of localism. Lance has ran workshop events in North Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Following on from this project, Lance has been retained by the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils, together with Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Association of Local Councils to run a number of training sessions in 2018 and 2019.