Monthly Archives: September 2013

Neighbourhood Planning in Herefordshire

Saturday (28th of September 2013) saw the Kirwells’ 2013 UK Tour hit Hampton Bishop in Herefordshire. This was part of our neighbourhood plan training for parish councils. Organised in association with Herefordshire Association of Local Councils an enjoyable, certainly from the feedback we had, was had by all. Setting off we had been wondering what to expect Herefordshire is after all the land of not only cider but neighbourhood plans. Over 50 designations and climbing. And a very comprehensive local authority package of support. But we probably worried unduly as our mix of: overview to neighbourhood planning; exercises on general conformity and how to put together a plan; sessions on community engagement; and neighbourhood planning and planning applications seemed to hit the spot … Continue reading

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Chaddesley Corbett Call Out To Local Residents

Chaddesley Corbett in Worcestershire are one of the parishes Kirkwells are supporting in their neighbourhood plan preparations. And this is one of the ways the parish sent out the call to local residents. We cannnot claim to have come up with this one but we do have plenty of advice and support we can help in engaging you local community around your neighbourhood plan. Click here for our top tips. Email or call Louise to find out more 01282 872570    

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Preston Local Plan 2012-2026 Consultation

Following hot on the news of the listing of Preston’s brutalist bus station we can reveal that Preston City Council will consult on a new plan for the city from Monday the 30th of September 2013. Now helpfully entitled the Preston Local Plan 2012-2026 rather than the mouthful of the “Site Allocation’s and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document” The Preston Local Plan applies the general principles and policies set out in the Central Lancashire Core Strategy about how much new development should take place over the next 15 years and where and when it should occur. In particular, the Local Plan allocates or protects land for specific uses, such as housing or open space. It also contains development management policies to guide the … Continue reading

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More Government Support for Grand Designs

Today (17th of September 2013) the Government announced a raft of new measures to support your “Grand Design” – the self build of your new home. The measures include: Providing new grant funding for community self-builders Community self-build and community-led affordable housing projects will now be able to apply for a share of £65 million from the Government’s Affordable Homes Guarantees Programme to build the affordable homes they want in their area. Working with councils to increase land for self-build plots The Government will soon produce new planning practice guidance this will ensure councils establish the demand for self-build in their area, as well as take steps to help aspiring self-builders. This will include compiling a local register of people who want … Continue reading

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Kirkwells’ Neighbourhood Planning News September Issue Out Now

The September issue of Kirkwells popular Neighbourhood Planning News is out now. September’s issue has stories on: Tattenhall passes examination Online Planning Guide Pickles body blow for Tarporley Local Association Training To get your copy email. Make sure you do not miss a future issue – subscribe. Need support to produce your neighbourhood plan? Get expert help. Just call 01282 872570. Not sure what neighbourhood planning could mean for your area? Book one of our FREE training sessions.     ©Kirkwells Town Planners and Sustainable Development Consultants based at the Lancashire Digital Technology Centre in Burnley Research • Planning Policy • Site Search • Site Appraisal • Planning Applications •  Appeals • Sustainable Development • Urban Design • Masterplanning • Heritage Statements • … Continue reading

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Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan Issues and Options Consultation

Horninglow and Eton parish council in East Staffordshire is consulting on issues and options as part of the area’s neigfhbourhood plan preparations. Assisted by Kirkwells the Issues and Options are out for consultation for six weeks. If you need help to identify the issues facing your neighbourhood, and help to define the policy options that could address them, or help with your community engagement call Louise now on 01282 872570 or email. Kirkwells are one of the leading independent chartered town planning consultants supporting communities in their neighbourhood planning.

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North West Leicestershire Call for Sites

North West Leicestershire are updating their existing Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). As part of the update the Council are interested in receiving details of land with the potential for housing development. If you are aware of new sites within the district – now is the time to put them forward. There is no need to re-submit sites already submitted as part of a previous SHLAA. All site submissions must be made by 5pm on Monday 21st October. Need help with this call for sites? Get expert help call 01282 872570 or email.        

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Stroud Consults on Local Plan

Stroud District Council is consulting on the Pre-Submission Draft of the area’s Local Plan. This is the last chance to comment on the planning policy for the whole District up to 2031 before submission to the Secretary of State. The period for submission of representations will run for six weeks from Wednesday 4 September 2013 until Wednesday 16 October 2013. All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector. Representations at this stage should only be made to the legal compliance of the Local Plan and to the ‘soundness’ of the Local Plan. Representations should specify in what respect(s) the Plan is considered to be … Continue reading

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Selby Calls for Development Sites

Selby District Council is inviting developers, landowners and the wider public to put forward development sites. As part of the “Call for Sites” exercise land is being sought for all development types not just housing. The “Call for Sites” will inform future work on the Council’s Land Allocations Plan. If you are a landowner, developer or local community wanting to see a site developed in the future now is the time to put it forward. Submissions must be received by 11th of October 2013. For expert help in putting your site forward contact Michael on 01282 872570 or email.

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‘Making it Happen’ Draft East Riding Local Plan – Major Changes Consultation

  East Riding of Yorkshire is consulting on major changes to the area’s new Local Plan. These changes affect the future of a number of towns and villages and the land owners within and around them. To make sure the East Riding Local Plan is right for you get expert help from Kirkwells’ chartered town planners by calling us on 01282 872570. So what are the proposed changes? The designation of Keyingham as a Rural Service Centre and an increase in the number of new houses to be built in the village from 85 to 170 houses. New development limits around the villages of Carnaby and Buckton.  Within these development limits, small scale development, such as infill proposals, would be appropriate. … Continue reading

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