Parish & Neighbourhood Plans

Parish Plans are a form of community-led plan and precede Neighbourhood Plans. About 150 have been completed in Dorset over the past 15 years.  DCA has helped many Parishes to undertake a Parish Plan, which can help determine the future of communities and how they can change for the better. They are documents that set out a vision for the future of a parish and outlines how that can be achieved in an action plan. 

​DCA can help you make a start on your neighbourhood or parish plan by:

  • ​Developing your project plan, by advising you on the steps you must take to complete a community planning process
  • Helping you identify local need and problems, through our expertise from across Dorset e.g. affordable housing
  • Ensuring adequate engagement and community involvement, by using our community facilitation and engagement skills
  • Providing a cost effective service  – we are better value than most consultants

See here for our Case Study: Bradford Peverell Parish Plan launch

There is a support programme via Locality to help communities wanting to do a neighbourhood plan.