The CPRE are conventionally known as NIMBYS. Their founding role was to counter sprawl. In Sussex, a local branch wished to turn this reputation on its head by helping Parish Councils explain development they could tolerate, and even like. We wrote a guide to extrapolate and illustrate the character of places to be used for neighbourhood plans. Over two weekends we sat with local councillors and poured over table sized maps to find and then explain all that was good about where they live.
Afterwards we wrote the guidebook Making Places and this won the 2017 Community Planning Award.