Place Plans

Place Plans in the National Park

A Place Plan is the opportunity for a community to come together and talk about what needs to happen to make a place the best it can possibly be.  The purpose of a place plan is to:-

  • Gather evidence about your area to understand what issues the community is facing and what opportunities exist.
  • Talk to the wider community and stakeholders about how the area will develop, and what needs to be done for the future well-being of the community.
  • Agree how you want the different aspects of your place to be in the future.
  • Agree a plan to work towards this future, including, where relevant, policies for making decisions about planning and an action plan to set out how identified issues are going to be tackled.
  • Have the plan agreed by the community, key stakeholders and adopted by the National Park Authority (NPA), potentially for use as Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)(i.e as a means to contribute community views to the making of planning decisions)

We want to give every community in the National Park the opportunity to write their own Place Plan for their area that can inform planning decisions.

If you are a community group, interested in writing a place plan for your area, the National Park would be pleased to help you.

We have produced guidance to help you put together a place plan this is available here Shape my Brecon Beacons: Place Plan Guidance

If you would like more information, or would like to begin the process please contact the place plan team  or 01874 620429.