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Neighbourhood Plan Training in Warwickshire and the West Midlands

“Excellent – well structured and well presented” “very interesting day and very informative” “Openness to ongoing questions very helpful” Just some of the comments we received after our recent neighbourhood plan training day for parishes organised alongside Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils. Attended by 37 representatives from 17 parishes this one-day training event covered a range of themes using a mix of presentation and hands on workshops, including; Introduction to Neighbourhood Planning General conformity Putting your plan together Engaging the community Examination and referendum Funding This is training that gives you a realistic, comprehensive, and insider’s view of neighbourhood planning. Training that will allow you to assess whether neighbourhood planning is for your area, or give you new … Continue reading

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FREE – Neighbourhood Plan Training

Want to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan? But not sure where to start? Why not get help from our award winning team. We are now offering parishes and community groups FREE Training. BOOK NOW for our special offer of FREE Neighbourhood Planning training. Delivered around England here are just a few comments: “very useful and a lot to think about!” (Bentham Parish Council). “helpful and informative… …a valuable source of information” (Simonstone Parish Council). “everyone got something out of it and they ended up with a greater understanding of the new system.” (Washburn Parish Council) “thank you… …everyone was pleased and impressed.” (Pontefract Town Council and Pontefract Groups Together) To book your FREE session call 01282 872570 or email Michael. Specially designed for parish and town councils, and … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Association of Local Councils – Neighbourhood Plan Training

In conjunction with Warwickshire Association of Local Councils (WALC) Kirkwells will be offering a FREE, one-day neighbourhood plan training session. Hands on and without the “spin” this session will be a chance to hear “warts and all” from expert practitioners about the pros and cons of neighbourhood planning. Through hands on exercises you will also be given new skills and insights in how to put together a successful neighbourhood plan. The training day will run from 10.00 am (registration 9.30 am) until 3.30 pm at the The Pavillion, Hockley Heath, B94 6QT on Saturday the 18th of May 2013. To book a place contact Alison Hodge WALC County Secretary on 01789 472616 or by email.    

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Kirkwells Appointed to Support Stretton Neighbourhood Plan

Kirkwells have been appointed by Stretton Parish Council to help support their neighbourhood plan preparation. Stretton are one of the Government’s neighbourhood planning frontrunners. Currently awaiting publication of their designation notice Stretton had previously been one of a number of parishes in East Staffordshire who had attended one of Kirkwells’ neighbourhood planning training sessions. In announcing the appointment Stretton Parish Council Chairman David Eynon said: “We are very pleased to have the support of Kirkwells at this important time. Working closely with the Parish Council their experience and professional approach will ensure Stretton’s NDP will deliver for the residents of Stretton and also help us to build a positive working relationship with Staffordshire County Council.” Kirkwells’ Policy Director, Louise Kirkup said: … Continue reading

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First Neighbourhood Planning Forum Designated

Balshall Heath in Birmingham has become the first area in the country to be designated a neighbourhood forum with the responsibility for producing a neighbourhood plan. To find out more about how your area could also be designated to prepare a plan for your neighbourhood read our guide. If you are a parish download our guide on neighbourhood planning designation for parishes. Not sure if neighbourhood planning is right for your area? Unsure where to start? Need to find out more? Sign up for one of our neighbourhood planning training sessions. To find out more about how Kirkwells can help you with your neighbourhood plan download our Neighbourhood Planning leaflet. And for a flavour of our previous neighbourhood planning work click … 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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