Case Studies

Leeds: neighbourhood planning in one city

Leeds: neighbourhood planning in one city

Posted on Fri, 26 May 2017 @ 11:54

Leeds: neighbourhood planning in one city

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Pushing the boundaries: lessons from St Ives

Pushing the boundaries: lessons from St Ives

Posted on Fri, 26 May 2017 @ 09:53

Policy innovation in neighbourhood planning - St Ives Neighbourhood plan

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Urban neighbourhood plans: Spring Boroughs

Urban neighbourhood plans: Spring Boroughs

Posted on Thu, 01 Dec 2016 @ 18:28

Neighbourhood Planning is often accused of being too complicated and cumbersome to work in complex urban areas, a stance which is unfair given some of the plans that have come forward such as Heathfield Park, West Hampstead and Balsall Heath. One particular plan that has now been “made” into law is Spring Boroughs.

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Kentish Town Neighbourhood Plan:  An example of good practice in early and detailed community involvement

Kentish Town Neighbourhood Plan: An example of good practice in early and detailed community involvement

Posted on Thu, 01 Dec 2016 @ 18:17

Kentish Town is a small, densely developed inner city area immediately to the north of Camden Town & Euston Station in central London. Characterised by a varied mix of land uses, the plan area covers the whole of Kentish Town ward, one third of Cantelowes ward, and small parts of Gospel Oak and Camden Town with Primrose Hill wards.

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West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about getting your neighbourhood plan on the right track

West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about getting your neighbourhood plan on the right track

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:54

How do you get – and keep – your neighbourhood plan on the right track? This case study of West Hoathly looks at how they produced their plan from start to finish, overcoming any stumbling blocks along the way, and passes on their top tips.

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Tarset and Greystead Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about a design-led plan within an area of planning restriction

Tarset and Greystead Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about a design-led plan within an area of planning restriction

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:54

Developing a neighbourhood plan in an area of planning restriction (in this case a national park) raises specific issues. This case study of Tarset and Greystead looks at how they did it and passes on their top tips.

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Felpham Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about using and reviewing your neighbourhood plan

Felpham Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about using and reviewing your neighbourhood plan

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:54

You’ve worked hard to develop your plan, engaging the community along the way, and following a successful examination it's passed referendum. But what happens next? This case study of Felpham looks at how they created their plan and where they are now.

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Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about neighbourhood planning and regeneration

Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about neighbourhood planning and regeneration

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:53

In what ways can neighbourhood planning contribute to the regeneration of an area? This case study of Old Market Quarter looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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Walton Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about developing a good working relationship with your LPA

Walton Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about developing a good working relationship with your LPA

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:53

It's important to have a good working relationship with your LPA as you work on your neighbourhood plan. So, how do you develop that relationship? This case study of Walton looks at how they did it and passes on their top tips.

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Cringleford: a case study about neighbourhood planning in a growth area

Cringleford: a case study about neighbourhood planning in a growth area

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:53

What are the challenges involved in doing a neighbourhood plan in a growth area? This case study of Cringleford looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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Queen Camel: a case study of involving volunteers

Queen Camel: a case study of involving volunteers

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:53

Volunteers are essential to Queen Camel’s neighbourhood plan. This case study looks at their skills and group set up, and some of the training they had to help them on their way.

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Highgate: a case study about setting up a cross-boundary Neighbourhood Forum

Highgate: a case study about setting up a cross-boundary Neighbourhood Forum

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:52

Highgate Neighbourhood Forum is a pioneering cross-boundary forum located in two London boroughs, Camden and Haringey. Working on the Plan has already brought benefits and this case study concludes with top tips for communities thinking about setting up a Neighbourhood Forum and embarking on their own Plan.

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Duston: a case study of getting started with your neighbourhood plan

Duston: a case study of getting started with your neighbourhood plan

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:52

How do you get started on the neighbourhood planning process? What do you need to do and who needs to be involved? This case study of Duston looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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East Coker, Somerset: a case study of developing a good working relationship with your LPA

East Coker, Somerset: a case study of developing a good working relationship with your LPA

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:52

East Coker is progressing its Neighbourhood Plan against a background of objection to the draft local plan. Despite this, the group has developed a good working relationship with its LPA, supported by a memorandum of understanding.

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Roseland: a case study of running your steering group

Roseland: a case study of running your steering group

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:51

The Neighbourhood Plan for the Roseland, in rural Cornwall, will cover five parishes of varying size. The steering group responsible for the plan has developed robust terms of reference which help it to operate as effectively as possible.

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Fortune Green and West Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about developing a good working relationship with your LPA

Fortune Green and West Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about developing a good working relationship with your LPA

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:51

It’s important to have a good working relationship with your LPA as you work on your neighbourhood plan. So, how do you develop that relationship? This case study of Fortune Green and West Hampstead looks at how they did it and passes on their top tips.

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 Leeds: a case study about involving students in neighbourhood planning

Leeds: a case study about involving students in neighbourhood planning

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:51

What kind of roles might students play to support communities creating neighbourhood plans? This case study about student involvement in Leeds looks at a variety of ways this is happening and passes on top tips.

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We Are Bankside: a case study about engaging businesses in neighbourhood planning

We Are Bankside: a case study about engaging businesses in neighbourhood planning

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:50

How can groups engage businesses in their neighbourhood plan? This case study about Bankside looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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UCL: a case study about involving students in neighbourhood planning

UCL: a case study about involving students in neighbourhood planning

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:50

What kind of roles might students play to support communities creating neighbourhood plans? This case study about University College London looks at a programme the university is running and passes on their top tips.

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Hartlepool Rural Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about mapping and preparing for community engagement

Hartlepool Rural Neighbourhood Plan: a case study about mapping and preparing for community engagement

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:50

How do you engage with the whole community and not just those who are easiest to involve? This case study of Hartlepool Rural Neighbourhood Plan looks at what they’re doing and passes on their top tips.

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Higham Ferrers: a case study about local character and design

Higham Ferrers: a case study about local character and design

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:49

How do you do a character assessment for your neighbourhood area? This case study of Higham Ferrers looks at how they did it and passes on their top tips.

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Oxford Brookes: a case study about involving students in neighbourhood planning

Oxford Brookes: a case study about involving students in neighbourhood planning

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:49

How can groups involve students in their neighbourhood plan? What might students be able to contribute? This case study about Oxford Brookes looks at what they did and passes on their top tips.

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Holbeck: a case study about neighbourhood planning as a tool for regeneration

Holbeck: a case study about neighbourhood planning as a tool for regeneration

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:48

In what ways can neighbourhood planning be an effective tool for regeneration? This case study of Holbeck looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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Lawrence Weston: a case study about neighbourhood planning and community engagement

Lawrence Weston: a case study about neighbourhood planning and community engagement

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:47

How can you engage your local community in your neighbourhood plan? This case study of Lawrence Weston looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew’s (FOFS): a case study about dealing with planning and non-planning issues

Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew’s (FOFS): a case study about dealing with planning and non-planning issues

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:46

What if some of the issues your community wants to address aren’t land-use planning issues? This case study of FOFS looks at how they tackled this and passes on their top tips.

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Leeds: a case study about a local authority’s role in neighbourhood planning

Leeds: a case study about a local authority’s role in neighbourhood planning

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:45

Councils have a duty to support neighbourhood planning, for example by organising the examination and referendum. But what else can councils do? This case study of Leeds City Council looks at the other support they provide and how it helps groups progress their neighbourhood plans.

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Peakirk: a case study about communicating your neighbourhood plan

Peakirk: a case study about communicating your neighbourhood plan

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:45

Effective communication will help make sure your community knows about your neighbourhood plan and how to get involved. This case study of Peakirk looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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Balsall Heath: a case study about the process and demands of consultation

Balsall Heath: a case study about the process and demands of consultation

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:45

Getting the consultation right for your neighbourhood plan is about engaging not just with the local community but with statutory consultees. This case study of Balsall Heath looks at how they tackled it and passes on their top tips.

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Whitchurch: using traffic and transport studies as part of the evidence base for your neighbourhood plan

Whitchurch: using traffic and transport studies as part of the evidence base for your neighbourhood plan

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:44

How and when should you use traffic and transport studies as part of your neighbourhood plan evidence gathering? What information should you collect and how should you record it? This case study of Whitchurch looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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Kirdford: a case study about Neighbourhood Plan examination

Kirdford: a case study about Neighbourhood Plan examination

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:44

What's it like finally submitting your Neighbourhood Plan to be examined? This case study of Kirdford looks at the experiences both of the group and their Neighbourhood Plan examiner, and passes on their top tips.

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Birdham: a case study about policy writing

Birdham: a case study about policy writing

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:43

Writing the policies for your neighbourhood plan can feel like quite a challenge. This case study of Birdham looks at how they tackled it and passes on their top tips.

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Ashurst Wood: a case study about site assessment

Ashurst Wood: a case study about site assessment

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:43

What are the challenges involved in assessing sites as part of your neighbourhood plan evidence gathering? This case study of Ashurst Wood looks at their experiences so far and passes on their top tips.

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Headcorn: gathering evidence for your Neighbourhood Plan using surveys

Headcorn: gathering evidence for your Neighbourhood Plan using surveys

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:43

Headcorn has gathered evidence through surveys of residents, businesses, estate agents and traffic flows. This case study looks at how they did it and passes on their top tips.

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Woodcote: a case study about community engagement

Woodcote: a case study about community engagement

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:42

With 59% of those eligible turning out to vote in the referendum, and 91% voting "yes", Woodcote succeeded in engaging the local community in their neighbourhood plan. So how did they do it?

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Woodcote: how robust project management can help deliver a Neighbourhood Plan

Woodcote: how robust project management can help deliver a Neighbourhood Plan

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:42

This case study of Woodcote looks at how they organised some of the key tasks and stages involved in preparing their Neighbourhood Plan and passes on their top tips.

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