welcome to the TCPA's new communities group website

The New Communities Group (NCG) was set up in 2009 by the TCPA. The group consists of local authorities, key delivery bodies and other groups bringing forward large-scale sustainable developments of different models; from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. The group helps to develop their proposals, embed ambitious sustainability standards and encourage a sharing of knowledge and best practice between the different sites. Together the group is providing innovative local leadership for plans delivering in the region of 65,000 homes.


The objectives of the NCG are to:

  • Facilitate the exchange of information
  • To develop good practice
  • To identify and deliver on training needs
  • To organise seminars and workshops
  • To identify and implement European best practice


Download the Planning Advisory Service case study: 'The TCPA New Communities Group: ambitious councils working together to deliver large-scale new communities'

joining the NCG

For more information on joining the New Communities Group contact Alex House, Projects and Policy Officer at the TCPA: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0207 930 8903  

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