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  • Neighbourhood Planning Neighbourhood Planning Neighbourhood Planning

    Neighbourhood Planning Jo Rumble Communities OfficerDartmoor National Park Authority

  • Neighbourhood PlanningNeighbourhood Planning can involve:

    Neighbourhood (Development) Plans statutory development plan forms part of the Local Development FrameworkNeighbourhood Development Orders grant planning permission for certain kinds of development within specified area

    Community Right to Build Orders grant planning permission for development schemes

  • Neighbourhood PlanningWhat is a Neighbourhood Plan?

    It is about a community using land use and development to deliver somewhere to:

    workplay shopliveeat travel parkdrink

  • Examples of emerging policies

    EnvironmentEconomyNeighbourhood design guide & place specific design policiesProtection & allocation of employmentDesignation of Local Green SpaceProtection of car parksCoalescence of settlementsTown centre redevelopment sitesProtection of gardensDevelopment of workshopsSmall scale renewable energyEncouragement of working from homeEnhancement of biodiversityNew retail in town centresControl of advertisements & protection of traditional shop frontsProtection of business uses in village centre

  • Examples of emerging policies

    HousingCommunity FacilitiesResidential uses in town centresAllotmentsCode for Sustainable HomesCycle & pedestrian linksCar parking spaces in developmentProtection of local shops and pubsMeeting local housing need & occupation of affordable housing Developer contributions to improvement of community facilitiesHousing for local older peopleNew community facilities Conversion of redundant buildingsDevelopment of community hubsHousing on farmsProtection of community facilitiesLimit extensions on small propertiesBroadband provision

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  • Neighbourhood Planningthey cannot be used to stop growth

    Must comply with: European Directives/legislation National Legislation (Planning & Other) National & Local Planning Policy

    They cannot propose lower levels of growth, housing etcBut can help inform, direct and shape developmentShould be community led and evidence based Subject to independent examination & referendum

  • Neighbourhood PlanningWhy a Neighbourhood Plan & not a Parish/Town Plan?

    Neighbourhood Development Plan community led and evidence based statutory plan focused on development, land use, facilities, planning polices, deliver spatial elements of a community plan

    Community or Parish Plan community led evidence based non-statutory plan setting out vision for parish, identifies local issues/needs, commits partners to an action plan to deliver. Flexible process, no need for examination or referendum but is a material planning consideration in DNP (Policy DMD 46). .

  • Neighbourhood PlanningParish/Town Council Role:

    Neighbourhood Plan led by the Town or Parish Council (or if a non-parished area by a Neighbourhood Forum) ideally supported by a steering group Parish/Town Council has formal power and responsibility for preparation, it is the accountable body Must involve and engage the communityDecision makingLiaise with other bodiesActively deliver (seeking funding, working with partners etc)

  • Neighbourhood Planning DNPA & TDC Role & Support

    A legal duty to supportAssist with:Engagement with community, agency and other bodies preparation of materials and documentswriting the planTechnical, policy and legal guidanceAdvise if think will not pass examinationStatutory duties (consultation on neighbourhood area, organise & fund examination and referendum)It is your project and your plan

  • Neighbourhood PlanningThe Process:

  • Neighbourhood PlanningThe area has to proposed by the Parish/Town Council and approved by the Local Planning Authority(s)

    Parish/Town Council administrative boundary

    Options: All of area Part of area Link with adjacent parishes

  • Neighbourhood PlanningMust engage with the community and other stakeholders:

    residentsbusinessesinterest groupspublic agencies

  • Neighbourhood PlanningMust be based on sound evidence :

    Demographic who lives here? current and trends Socio-economic who works? where? & at what? Environmental issues flooding, air quality Designations - heritage, landscape, wildlife Transport services, capacity, usage Infrastructure capacity, fitness for purpose, need Housing stock - type, tenure, condition, need Land uses potential development sites

  • Neighbourhood PlanningDraft Plan is submitted for examination to an independent Inspector who:

    Checks that it meets the basic conditions: Conformity with EU and UK law Conformity with the NPPF and local policy Contributes to sustainable development

    Recommends: Whether its put to referendum Who is included in the vote

  • Neighbourhood PlanningExamination- LPA satisfied submitted plan meets regulatory requirements appoints independent examiner (agreement of Parish/Town)- 6 weeks publicity period before plan & representations submitted- expected written representations will be the usual approach- Tests that plan meets basic conditions (not soundness)3 outcomes:Proceeds to referendum as submittedModified by LPA to meet basic conditions before referendumDoes not proceed to referendum

    When LPA satisfied plan meets basic conditions & is compatible with EU & human rights obligations a referendum must be held

  • Neighbourhood PlanningFinally, they are subject to a local referendum

    completed plans are referred to a local vote plans with more than 50% YES vote are made can include voters from a greater area than that of the plan and businesses where appropriate 50% of those who vote not those who live or work in the area

    In October 2013 Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan had a 52% turnout and a whooping 95.97% voted YES!

  • Neighbourhood PlanningReferendumExaminer required to consider if referendum area should extend beyond neighbourhood areaLPA to meet costs & make arrangements for referendumRegulations cover all aspects of organising & conducting pollsWhere referendum results in a majority Yes vote (50% + 1) LPA must make the plan & bring into legal forceNo requirements for minimum turn outReferendum asks one yes/no question such as Do you want Exeter City Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Exeter St James to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

    Turn out so far:Upper Eden 34% Thame 40% Exeter St James 21%To date all been successful

  • Neighbourhood PlanningNeighbourhood Planning Support Programme

    9.5 million over two years (2013 -15)

    Grants of up to 7,000 (open now)Admin & running costs website, printing, venue hire Project plan Contributions to studies housing needs etc Consultancy support &

    Direct support (applications re-open from Feb 2014)

    Learning programmes camps, events, knowledge hub

  • Neighbourhood PlanningGuidance & Legislation:

  • Neighbourhood Planning For more information contact: Jo Rumble Communities Officer Dartmoor National Park Authority 01626 831024 [email protected]