Over the past 12 months Urban Vision has built up a substantial track record in neighbourhood planning. If you are interested in producing your own neighbourhood plan, or need some support in developing your proposals, Urban Vision is well placed to provide the help you need.
WORK FOR LOCALITY
Urban Vision has worked extensively with Locality on the national neighbourhood planning support programme. This involved
- providing training for Locality staff involved in delivering the Building Communities programme
- providing diagnostic advice and capacity building sessions for local community groups in Salford, Ealing, Marylebone, Stoke-on-Trent, Shoreditch, Leeds, Rotherham, and Biddulph in Staffordshire. A case study of our neighbourhood planning support for Ealing can be found here.
- giving the key-note speech at Locality's Planning Camp conference at the Eden Project in Cornwall
In addition the Quick Guide to Neighbourhood Planning written by Urban Vision Enterprise for Locality provides a useful and accessible overview of neighbourhood planning.
NATIONAL FRONT RUNNER - WINSFORD, CHESHIRE
Urban Vision Enterprise is working with national consultants Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design on a front-runner neighbourhood plan for Winsford in Cheshire. Urban Vision is leading the community engagement process which informs the plan. The Winsford Neighbourhood Plan is led by Winsford Town Council and further details can be found on the Town Council's website - www.winsford.gov.uk
TALKS AND CONFERENCES
Urban Vision organised a conference on neighbourhod planning supported by the RIBA West Midlands for local community groups in North Staffordshire, and we have spoken at neighbourhood planning conferences for the RIBA West Midlands in Birmingham, and for Civic Voice in Peterborough, Bristol, Ashford, Wakefield and Preston.
ADVISING PARISH AND DISTRICT COUNCILS
We were commissioned by Design Council CABE to to provide enabling support for the parish council and district council in Newstead, Nottinghamshire, to help them decide whether to produce their own neighbourhood plan.
We were appointed by Waverley Borough Council in Surrey to lead a seminar on neighbourhood planning for local parish councils.
We have been commissioned to do further work for Locality including writing a Road Map to Neighbourhood Planning, general support for the current front-runner programme, contributing to three further planning camps, and direct support for front-runner neighbourhood plans at Alnwick in Northumberland and Woodcote in Oxfordshire.