Doddinghurst Neighbourhood Plan

Report
Welcome by Deborah Dicker
Chairman Doddinghurst Parish Council
Introduction
- Parish Council’s role
- Steering Committee
Role & Members
Village Meeting
Agenda
 The Neighbourhood Plan - Roger
 Options for the Plan - Colin
 The Consultation Process - Helen
 Sustainability Appraisal - Peter
 Q&A and feedback - Debbie
Neighbourhood Plan
Roger Blake
Overview
Water
Power
Gas
Sewerage
Sustainability Appraisal
Communal Resources
Social
Neighbourhood Plan
Medical
Employment
Schools
Recreation
Roads
Buses
Neighbourhood Plan
topics
 Old and new planning system
 Where does it have affect?
 What the plan encompasses?
 Who can create one?
 How it is brought into force?
 When will it be in place?
 Why do it?
Old Planning System
Government
Objectives
National Planning Guidelines
And Policy documents
Local Authority
Local Plan
East of
England
Regional
Spatial
Planning
Committee
“New” Planning System
National Framework
Local Authority
Local Plan
Neighbourhood Plan
Dept for
Communities
and Local
Government plus
the Office of
National
Statistics
Where does the NP have effect?
- The Plan Area =
The Parish of Doddinghurst
What does the plan encompasses ?
- The use of land in that area
- Policies for the design of buildings
Neighbourhood Plan
Who can create one?
Qualifying Bodies
 A Parish Council or
 A Neighbourhood Plan Forum
Must be approved by the local planning
authority
Neighbourhood Plan
How is it brought into force?
o
o
o
o
o
Plan Consultation – draft plan
Approval for Inspection
Plan Inspection
Plan referendum
Plan adoption
Neighbourhood Plan
When will it be in place?
Village assessment – Sept/ Oct 2012
Draft Plan for consultation – Jan/Mar 2013
Plan inspection – July 2013
Plan referendum – Sept/Oct 2013
Adoption by BBC - end of 2013
Neighbourhood Plan
Why do it?
To take control of the village’s destiny
- Real opportunity for local influence
- Legal force in planning system
- Design for rural homes
- Include changes of real benefit
- 20 year life span for the plan - to 2033.
Neighbourhood Plan
Why do it? Pressures for development:
Population Growth
London
House ownership
Longevity – population thinning
Government Incentives
Neighbourhood Plan Vision
“To create one of the most pleasant
villages in Essex for people of all
ages to live in.”
Doddinghurst Plan
Options
Colin Enderby
OPTIONS 1
Sheltered accommodation
for the elderly.
OPTIONS 2
Starter Homes
- small scale and low density
OPTIONS 3
Preserve and enhance rural nature
of the Village, e.g.
Green Spaces
Pond & waterways
House Styles
Unlit Roads
Roadside Grass Verges and Trees
Off road parking to reduce on-road parking
OPTIONS 4
Improve & Expand Sporting and
Community facilities
OPTIONS - 5
BUILDING DESIGN
- Establish design policies for new
builds and redevelopment in a rural
environment.
- Ultra low carbon footprint buildings,
sensitive designs for solar panels etc.
OPTIONS 6
To protect the Green Belt and Green Spaces
in principle:
• Playing Fields and recreation areas
• Woodlands and Managed Woodlands
• Special Environmental Places (Wildlife)
• Quiet Lanes
• Permit development only for work for
major Community Benefit.
OPTIONS 7
Encourage small business and retail
enterprise and infrastructure
- register Community Assets e.g. Post Office.
OPTIONS 8
Transport - establish comprehensive policy
for people of all ages
Doddinghurst Plan
Consultation Process
Helen Jackman
OPTIONS
CONSULTATION
OBJECTIVES
Consultation Process & Media 1
• Parish Council Website and Link Newsletters
• Information in the Press
• May Fair exhibition 7th May 2012 Village Hall
Consultation Process & Media 2
• Village meeting (here today). Personal invites.
• Street surveys and household questionnaires
• BBC Local plan – ensure the NP “matches”
Consultation Process & Media 3
• Draft Neighbourhood Plan issued for comment.
• Final Plan prepared and critiqued.
• Formal Planning Inspection process undertaken.
• Village Referendum – electoral roll.
Doddinghurst Plan
Sustainability Appraisal
Peter Fisk
Sustainability Appraisal
• Why do it
• What it is
• How it is created
• Why we need your help to get it
right
Sustainability
Doing nothing now that
will harm the future
of our children
Why Do It?
To ensure that our Plan is
the best that we can
achieve.
Legislation mandates it
Without it, our Plan could
be challenged in court.
Sustainability Appraisal
What is It?
A process to ensure that our
plan is sustainable.
A report to confirm it
Three Key Areas of Sustainability
Social
Economic
Environmental
Health of the community
Social:Local schools for local children
Local housing for local families
Local accommodation for local elderly
Local facilities – shops, pub, sports,
health services
medical, clubs, (with disabled access)
Communications
Events
Economic
Local workplaces
Access to other workplaces
Access to services
Appropriate use of resources
Environmental
Low Carbon Renewable Construction
Fuel Efficient Buildings
Resources – water, electricity, sewage
disposal
Minimising need for transport
No adverse ecological effects
Designed to minimise crime
Creating the Appraisal
- Fit in with the Brentwood Plan
- Identify special characteristics of
- Doddinghurst – good and bad
- Identify specific items for Plan and Appraisal
- Do a scoping report and get it checked
- Consider alternatives
- Check proposals
- Prepare Report
Three Key Areas of Sustainability
Social
Economic
Environmental
Health of the community
Social:
Children
Teens
Elderly
Disabled
Services, shops, medical
Communications
Events
Economic:
Small Businesses
Farms
Services
Shops
Environment:
Countryside
Wildlife, Quiet Lanes, Hedgerows, Woodlands
Travel
Walking , public, private (speeding, parking)
Appearance
Architecture, litter, graffiti, trees and verges
Questions and Answers
Debbie Dicker
Feedback and Support
 Feedback needed
- exhibition stand for comments
- comments to [email protected]
 Support needed
- village assessment, survey and
questionnaire, sustainability
appraisal

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