If you have ever wondered where some of the planning policies that we all enjoy the benefit of come from, then refer to the Government's National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
As well as the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the Government has also published the Planning Practice Guidance portal which provides guidance to Planners, Councillors, planning applicants, developers and members of the public as to how the National Planning Policy Framework is to be used.
The Local Government Association Planning Advisory Service (PAS) provides 'practitioner' support with many useful articles and tool kits.
Planning Aid provides free and independent professional planning advice to community groups and individuals who cannot afford to pay professional fees. Planning Aid offers advice and support on neighbourhood planning matters, including several downloadable briefing notes.
Locality is the national network for community-led organisations and has published a very useful 'Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide'.
For those seeking the legislative roots of Neighbourhood Planning, and the clear statement that Neighbourhood Plans must be taken into account in planning decisions, please see below for the link highlighting the changes to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in relation to Neighbourhood Plans and the links to the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.