On 13 October the Department for Communities and Local Government published a consultation paper on Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.  Given the planning issues universities and further education colleges can face when trying to develop their campuses to include state of the art facilities, there will be merit in them ensuring that they are involved in this consultation process.  In addition it will be very useful for universities and further education colleges to use their unique position within the community as education providers to ensure that they are involved in the local forum.