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Neighbourhood Plan Designation: What Happens if we are not a Parish?

Town Planning heralded one of its most significant ever changes when on the 6th of April 2012 the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations came in to effect. These changes mean communities now have the power to plan and shape their neighbourhood. To find out more read on, or call Michael on 01282 872570. Much talk on neighbourhood planning has centred on existing parishes who are in the advantageous position of being already identified in the Localism Act as “relevant bodies” when seeking to be designated a neighbourhood planning area. But what about non-parished areas? Areas with, say neighbourhood forums, area boards, or some other less formal local decision-making structure. For non-parished areas there are additional requirements you will have to meet before … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Planning: First Forum and Parish Applications?

In what would appear to be a first the Norland Conservation Society in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) has applied to become the first neighbourhood forum under the Localism Act. And hot on their heels are Faringdon in the Vale of White Horse vying to become the first parished area to be officially designated a neighbourhood planning area. The Norland Conservation Society is also among wave 5 of the Government’s frontrunners, but unless you know better, even among this select band, this is the first fully fledged application we have come across under the new system.  The Norland consultation is going to run until the 22nd of May 2012, and the Faringdon until 31st of May 2012. … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Planning Is it Brain Surgery? Find out with our Training for Parish Councils

  Thinking of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan? Not sure where to start? Why not get help from our award winning team. Sign up today for our special offer of  low cost Neighbourhood Planning training.   Specially designed for parish and town councils – our seminars deal with all aspects of neighbourhood planning: including the neighbourhood planning process, how to work with your local council, how to engage land owners and developers, and consult the rest of your community. Our seminars also have the added benefit that one of our award winning team will come to you – we discuss the issues you want to discuss in your town or parish at a time and place of your choosing. To make sure you don’t miss out book now. … Continue reading

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