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About BIMBY

The BIMBY Housing Toolkit is a simple and practical online tool which will empower communities to work with local authorities and developers to create a regional BIMBY Housing Manual. It is specifically designed to give both certainty to house builders, who can be sure of their housing's popularity, whilst also granting security to the community and local authority that new building projects will tie in with local preferences and needs.

Using the BIMBY Toolkit, you will be able to directly influence the quality and beauty of new housing by developing a BIMBY Housing Manual for your area.

You will feel empowered to engage in the siting and design of new homes, by influencing the planning process in a positive, rather than negative way.

You will feel empowered to demand that any new homes planned in your area are well located and well designed, by influencing the planning process in a positive, rather than negative, way.

The finished Manual is designed to:

  • Welcome developers into a community
  • Be clear about the placemaking principles, elevational proportions, materials and standards that the local community expect
  • Smooth the planning process so that there is more planning certainty for the right kind of development up front.

BIMBY is a product from the Prince's Foundation for Building Community.