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1 Building Sustainable Communities – the role of effective community planning LSPs - driving sustainability Sue Rayden LSP and LAA Manager Basingstoke and Deane 21 st September 2007

2 Our Journey Our place Our destination Our vehicle Are we on the right track?

3 The Borough of Basingstoke and Deane

4 Our destination Diamond for Investment and Growth Hub Growth point Image.. Destination Basingstoke “Whatever else, our planning needs to become more flexible... but we do need to plan”

5 LSP and Sustainability... Mind your language! Connecting up Not very interested How can we create thriving communities? “what can we become?”

6 Our vehicle - the Community Strategy “Pride in our Place” – 2003 Revised strategy consulted on 2005/06 Revised vision – consultation event Move to describe outcomes Sustainability Appraisal –Why bother? –Most useful!

7 Community Strategy – Sustainability Appraisal Identified gaps - that were filled e.g. –Diversity is celebrated –Thriving voluntary sector –Efficient use of natural resources Offered some areas for strengthening e.g. –Leisure contribution to health –Landscapes and habitats –Thriving town centres A more Sustainable Community Strategy

8 SCS and LDF using the 6 themes of the Community Strategy to guide us, right from the start…… Closer integration of Core Strategy and Community Strategy A shared vision……

9 SCS and SAs of SPDs! Piloted linking SCS outcomes to first SPD SA objectives Very good discipline – improved the SPD... and highlighted some areas for improvement in the SCS notably –Climate change –Rural economy

10 LSPs active role Mar 05 SE Plan - workshop and response Jan 07 - Central Area Vision workshop Involvement in Beacon Awards –Affordable housing –Preventing and tackling anti-social behaviour –Promoting sustainable communities through the planning process Jul 07 - LSP Conference – Core Strategy of LDF

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12 Personally, how do you feel about the next 20 years?

13 What do you think is the biggest challenge Basingstoke and Deane will have to face over the next 20 years?

14 Could you describe the things that you would like Basingstoke and Deane to be known for in 2026? :Before: :After:

15 Stay as We Are Speak with one voice to take control of change  Community Strategy  Local Development Framework  Neighbourhood Renewal  Diamond for Growth  Placeshaping  Sustainability  LSP as Resource  Civic Leadership Options

16 Are we on the right track? Community Strategy at heart of planning Better scope for connectivity for spatial planning Engagement of LSP – in the issues... and the processes Timeframes Community Strategy – “a bit flat”? Disconnect with LAA? Risk in not communicating

17 “the strength of the Basingstoke and Deane approach lies in the clear vision and strong commitment of all partners” Building Sustainable Communities – the role of effective community planning

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