Welcome to My Survey


This study aims to highlight the opportunities and problems created by the Neighbourhood Planning regime for urban fringe areas.


Prior to the introduction of Neighbourhood Plans in the Localism Act (2011), economic development was often impeded by local objection. This typically cited three areas of complaint:
  1. Scale;
  2. Design;
  3. Location;

To overcome expensive delays caused by the ‘not in my backyard’ syndrome, Neighbourhood Planning gives neighbourhoods an opportunity to identify for themselves the scale; design and location of development in their neighbourhood.

Developers must take account of any Neighbourhood Plan approved by the local planning authority for inclusion in the statutory Local Plan.

Your participation

Answering all nine questions should take no more than 5 minutes. Responses are anonymous and purely for research purposes. Your participation is greatly appreciated.