'Master Planning' for Development Proposals

4.14 'Master planning' an area covers issues such as potential layout, design and aims to incorporate the communities' requirements.  There are a number of techniques which are useful tools in master planning an area which involve local communities, particularly for larger scale developments but they can also be used on smaller scale developments.  These techniques include 'Enquiry by Design', 'Charettes' and 'Planning for Real' exercises and may also include ‘mediation’ if appropriate.  The Council does not want to be prescriptive about the type of tool to be used, but will work with developers, Parish and Neighbourhood Councils and adjoining authorities to decide the best approach based on the resources available to all those involved.