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A Neighbourhood Plan for Winsford. Localism The time has come to disperse power more widely in Britain today Localism Agenda – the Big Society – reduced.

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1 A Neighbourhood Plan for Winsford

2 Localism The time has come to disperse power more widely in Britain today Localism Agenda – the Big Society – reduced public spending – central targets abolished

3 The Localism Act 2011 The Localism Act sets out a series of measures with the potential to achieve a substantial and lasting shift in power away from central government and towards local people. General power of competence for local authorities Community right to challenge Right to bid for assets of community value Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies Duty to co-operate Requirement to consult Community Right To Build Neighbourhood Development Orders Neighbourhood Planning

4 QUALIFYING BODIES Neighbourhood Forums (in non-parished urban areas) Parish and Town Councils The Localism Act allows local communities to draw up plans for their own neighbourhoods. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS …..allow local communities to…… say where they think new houses, businesses and shops should go - and what they should look like. They will set out a vision for an area and planning policies for the use and development of land. They will be about local rather than strategic issues.

5 The Scope of a Neighbourhood Plan Can cover anything that a normal development plan can deal with, i.e. the use and development of land Cannot cover things dealt with by other regimes, such as major infrastructure Can be simple and concise OR go into considerable detail where this is what people think is required Can be used to grant outline or full planning permissions in areas where people most want to see new homes and new businesses developed

6 Neighbourhood Plans in context Neighbourhood Plans must conform to national policy, to the local strategic plan (the Local Development Framework), and to other legal requirements. Development Plan }

7 Focused Deliverable Affordable Simplistic Narrow in scope Who is excluded? Addresses all issues Multi-dimensional Inclusive Complex Unrealistic Expensive SelectiveComprehensive Proportionate Approach

8 What makes a good neighbourhood plan? 1.Evidence (existing and new) 2. Community engagement Identification of key issues Formulation of clear vision & aims to address issues Policy Proposals

9 How to make a good neighbourhood plan PARTNERSHIP Professional expertiseLocal community understanding Understanding planning Best practice /whats possible Technical skills & analysis Deliverable plan Local knowledge Awareness of issues and problems What will (and wont) work Delivery

10 The Winsford Neighbourhood Plan Qualifying Body & Boundary Agreed Community & Stakeholder Engagement Evidence, Issues, Vision, Aims Review of Existing data. Research, surveys & analysis Draft Plan: policies & proposals Community & Stakeholder Consultation Conformity Independent Examination Referendum Local Authority check Formal Adoption by Local Authority 50%+

11 Further information Referendum Urban Vision Enterprise Community Interest Company Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design


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