Resources for neighbourhood planning: putting the pieces together
John Romanski (Senior Planning Advisor, Planning Aid England) introduces a suite of resources to assist those developing a neighbourhood plan. The 'resources for neighbourhood planning: putting the pieces together' suite provide practical tips and advice on various stages of the neighbourhood plan process from designating the neighbourhood area to submitting the plan for examination. The resources can be accessed here: http://www.ourneighbourhoodplanning.org.uk/resources/documents/29.
Project planning for your neighbourhood plan
John Knight (Planning Aid England volunteer who has been supporting neighbourhood planning groups) talks to Carol Latham (Planning Aid England) about the importance of project planning. Find out about what types of project plans groups are using, what makes a good project manager and how to use and monitor a plan once you've put one in place.
Resourcing your neighbourhood plan
Rebecca Collins (East Shoreditch Neighbourhood Forum Management Committee member) speaks to Adam Brown (Planning Aid England) about resourcing the East Shoreditch Neighbourhood Plan. The video looks at the skills people can bring, how to maintain their involvement and how to source free or low cost support. It also discusses costing and budgeting for your neighbourhood plan.
Working with your local planning authority
Steve Barker from the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) talks to John Romanski (Planning Aid England) about the role of the local planning authority and how neighbourhood planning groups can work effectively with their local planning authority. Tips and advice on keeping in contact, building up a strong relationship and understanding what the local planning authority can and can't do.
Working with landowners and developers
Eleanor Gingell talks to Stella Scrivener (Planning Aid England) about the role of developers and landowners in neighbourhood planning. What are their roles and how can you engage with them? Tips and advice based on experience from the front line - and a few pitfalls to avoid too.
Developing your vision and objectives
Angela Koch, from ImaginePlaces, talks to Kat Salter (Planning Aid England) about how to go about developing the vision and objectives for your neighbourhood plan. Topics include what makes a good vision, fitting your vision, objectives and policies together, and how to run a visioning day.
Developing a robust evidence base
Ian Metherell, from the Marsh Gibbon Neighbourhood Planning group, talks to Kat Salter (Planning Aid England) about how to go about collecting evidence for your neighbourhood plan policies. Topics include what is evidence - and what isn't - and how the group gathered the evidence they needed.
How to assess design and character in your neighbourhood plan
Darren Carroll (Planning Aid England) talks to colleague Kat Salter about how to do a design and character assessment as part of your neighbourhood plan. They discuss common themes and issues raised by neighbourhood planning groups, how the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out what design policy can and can't do, and how to reinforce local distinctiveness through your neighbourhood plan. They also talk through how to do a character assessment: what it is, why you might produce one, how to use the information it produces and what the benefits are. This is backed up by real life examples from neighbourhood planning groups.
Writing planning policies
Planning Aid England's Chris Anderson talks to Helen Williams, Policy Planner at Hartlepool Borough Council, about writing planning policies. Starting off with some general tips and advice about how to approach policy writing for the first time, they then discuss how to structure your policy and what makes an effective policy.
How planning applications are determined
Luke Perkins, Team Leader at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, talks to Kat Salter (Planning Aid England) about how planning applications are determined. He explains the role of a development management officer and how decisions are made. They also discuss the importance of clear and concise wording in neighbourhood planning policies.
Structuring your neighbourhood plan
Sue Rowlands, Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd, talks to Darren Carroll (Planning Aid England) about structuring your neighbourhood plan. They discuss why it's so important to have a clear, easy to understand structure, and what approaches you might take.