Getting Neighbourhood Planning Off the Ground
A workshop on collaborative projects between researchers and local communities
Saturday 28th March 2015, 10:30 – 16:00
Upper Hall, East London Tabernacle
Burdett Road, Mile End, London, E3 4TU
Neighbourhood planning was introduced by the Localism Act in 2011 with the intention to devolve some plan-making powers to local communities. Neighbourhood plans, once adopted, become part of the statutory local plan and councils are required to assess if proposals for development meet the neighbourhood plan’s policies.
There are now 50 neighbourhood forums in Greater London writing their plans. But the preparation of a neighbourhood plan requires access to technical expertise, time and financial resources that are not always available to local communities.
These are especially needed in London where neighbourhoods are under intense pressure from new development and regeneration.
At this event you will hear from six London neighbourhood forums about their experience of commissioning research and planning support. The event is organised around six thematic workshops, which focus on how to kick-start the preparation of neighbourhood plans and how to organise local knowledge.