How to prepare a character assessment to support design policy within a neighbourhood plan

This resource explains:

  • what a character assessment is
  • the benefits of completing a character assessment
  • how to complete a character assessment
  • how to use the character assessment within your neighbourhood plan.

Character assessment proforma

This resource provides a structured approach to identify and classify the distinctive character and context of your settlement. It will allow you to create your own light-touch character assessment.

Character assessment template

A blank template in Word for you to use.

How to assess design and character in your neighbourhood plan video

This video covers how to complete a character assessment and how to use this information to inform design policies in your neighbourhood plan.

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How to prepare a character assessment (536.4KB pdf) Character assessment proforma (1.5MB pdf) Character assessment template (1.8MB document)

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