BIMBY stands for ‘Beauty in my Back Yard’. It is the toolkit designed and delivered by the Prince’s Foundation which enables communities, organisations and local authorities to develop a manual which sets out development principles for a local area.

We are using elements of the BIMBY toolkit, such as asking you to Tell Us About your area. The focus is on facilitating a process which allows the technical team to quickly learn about an area from the people who live there and empower local communities to make a real and genuine contribution to the planning and design process.

BIMBY helps to build trust by allowing people to see their ideas and concerns emerging through the process. By setting out an approach which is transparent and which people can see is fair, it has a greater chance of being respected and supported.