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What do you want to achieve through
Neighbourhood Planning?
Clive Keble MRTPI
Planning Aid England Advisor
Programme
• Introductions – 5 minutes
• Some simple(?) questions – 2 minutes
• Purpose of a Neighbourhood Plan/other
neighbourhood planning tools – 5 minutes
• Is it right for you & your area? – 3 minutes
• Group exercise – The Matrix – 15 minutes
• Feedback & discussion – 15 minutes
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3 Questions – answers by a show of hands
• Can you alter the Green Belt with a Neighbourhood
Plan?
• Can you allocate sites for new housing through a
Neighbourhood Plan?
• Can you generate funds for local development
through a Neighbourhood plan?
We will tally up the “Votes” and return to the
answers after the group exercise.
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Purpose of a Neighbourhood Plan
1. Increase local influence on Planning matters
2. To plan positively to support local development and
shaping and directing this development - outside
strategic elements of the Local Plan
3. Together with the Local Plan, allow for planning
decisions to be made with a high degree of
predictability and efficiency
NPs form part of the “Development Plan.” Applications should be
determined in accordance with Development Plan unless material
considerations dictate otherwise. This is a fundamental aspect
of planning.
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What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
• Allows and directs community supported
development through a statutory legal document
• Empowers communities and businesses to shape
development in their neighbourhood
• About “Local” rather than “Strategic” matters
• A truly democratic process
• A flexible no ‘one size fits all’ approach
• Can be as ambitious or as simple as the community
desires (one policy or 100!)
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What are other Neighbourhood Planning
tools?
• Neighbourhood Development Orders - An order
granted by community granting planning permission
for certain types of development
• Community Right to Build Orders - An order made by
community allowing them to bring forward small
development for housing, business or community
facilities
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But what do you need?
• Preparing an NP will not be right for all communities,
sometimes it is as valuable to decide that something
is not what you want as it is to just go ahead
regardless.
• We think that NPs are good things – but not in all
circumstances!
• NDOs and CRtB may be the answer, but maybe not?
• The following exercise will help you to decide what is
right for you and your community
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Group exercise
Using a matrix to see what we can (and cannot*)
achieve through a Neighbourhood Plan.
(* Don’t worry we will suggest how you can deal with
non-planning issues)
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Issues
Tools for
the Job
Objecting to a
planning
application
Getting more 1-2 bed
homes built in our area
Lowering
the speed
limit/traffic
manageme
nt on our
roads
Changing the
boundary of the
green belt
Improving
employment
opportunities
Designating Local
Green Spaces
Identifying &
Protecting Local
Heritage Assets (non
– statutory)
Local Plan
Planning Enforcement
Neighbourhood Plan
Planning Condition
Community Right To
Build Order
/Community Rights
Neighbourhood
Development Order
County Council/Local
Transport Plan
Local Enterprise
Partnership (LEP)
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Thank you - any questions or comments?
Clive Keble
[email protected] 07889 541954
National Advice Line: 0330 123 9244
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.rtpi.org.uk/planningaid
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