Community Planning

Community Led Plans

There is no requirement for communities to prepare a plan of any sort.   But community led plans can be a good way  for your community to work together to identify and realise shared aspirations and to drive actions to make your community a better place to live and work.

Community Led Planning is a collective term for the different types of plans that can be prepared by the community for their own area, often done at a parish level.  It gives communities an opportunity to make things happen locally and can be used as evidence to attract funding for local projects, help mobilise volunteers to tackle local issues, and help develop a collective understanding of place and people. 

Like all plans, community led plans need to be kept up to date and refreshed every 3 -5 years.  The preparation of the plan is only the first stage and most often it is the actions that stem from it that have the greatest community impact.

Neighbourhood Development Plans and Parish Plans are the most popular community-led planning approaches.  

Have a look at our Dartmoor Neighbourhood Plan Areas page to see which parishes on Dartmoor are pursuing a Neighbourhood Development Plan. 

What Next?

If your community is interested in pursuing a community led plan on Dartmoor and would like to discuss further please contact Jo Rumble,  Communities Officer (