Presentation on theme: "Matthew Bills, Chris Brown and Peter Elliott Neighbourhood Planning Partnerships in Harborough District."— Presentation transcript:
Matthew Bills, Chris Brown and Peter Elliott Neighbourhood Planning Partnerships in Harborough District
About Harborough District Harborough District has 88 Local Councils – 1 None Parish Area (Market Harborough) – 1 Town Council – 44 Parish Councils – 43 Parish Meetings 14 Parishes have expressed an interest in NDPs – 2 have been ‘made’
About a Neighbourhood and Green Spaces Officer What do I do?
The tools to do the job
What else have we done?
Is Neighbourhood Planning for us?
And they’re off!
The most important thing in a Neighbourhood plan And when you have finished that………
Money and Grants
S.E.A Top Tips from the team Comments Development Control Time – NDP Group and Officer time
Working with Communities Be honest Don’t be intimidated Plans have to ‘plan positively’ (NPPF para 184) Don’t use planning jargon! Manage expectations
Working with Communities Officer time commitment Work time – checking documents Policy wording
The new Local Plan Uncertainty over key issues Flexibility needs to be built in Neighbourhood Plan reviews
Working with Communities Housing Numbers!
Working with Communities Housing types and housing mix Examiner will have final word Conformity
Working with Consultants Vital from an Officers perspective Use the consultant to check all documents, prior to general consumption Better use of work time
A Community Perspective Peter Elliot District and Parish Councillor and Chair of the Scraptoft Neighbourhood Plan Steering group
What is there to gain from a Neighbourhood Plan? Is Neighbourhood Planning for us? Should we spend time and money on it?
What ‘Front Runner’ money? We just missed out. Officer time and support is worthwhile
Where else did we get help? Rural Community Council Funding from Community Development Fund Our Community!
The Big Issues Consultation and evaluation We are now writing the Plan – with help from a consultant.