Workshop Report

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External Links

The My Community Rights website and free advice service run by Locality helps communities to use their Community Rights.

Locality is the leading nationwide network for community-led organisations.

This website supports people and communities who are using new powers under the Localism Act 2011 to create neighbourhood plans.

The Council is very supportive of neighbourhood planning as a process. The Spatial Planning team has met a number of parish and town councils to discuss local priorities and the process of neighbourhood planning in their areas.

The Prince’s Foundation teaches and demonstrates sustainable development placing community engagement at the heart of our work. Our goal is a future where all of us can take part in making our communities more sustainable. We’re working with everyone from local residents’ groups to governments to make it happen.

HTVF was founded to establish and encourage contact between local authorities having responsibility for the management of historic towns and cities, and between these authorities and other public, private and voluntary sector agencies.

The Farrell Review In January 2013 Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, asked Sir Terry Farrell to undertake a national review of architecture and the built environment. This review was undertaken with a team from Farrells and advised by a panel of 11 industry leaders with a breadth of experience that covers education, outreach, urbanism, architecture, property and philosophy. Download the review here.

The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

Living with beauty: report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

National Design Guide

Planning practice guidance to accompany The National Planning Policy Framework.

10 commitments for effective pre-application engagement. The five principal statutory consultees (English Heritage, the Environment Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, the Highways Agency and Natural England) have been closely involved in the development of these commitments. They are fully committed to effective pre-application engagement with local planning authorities, with developers, and with local communities in accordance with the commitments. They commend this document as setting out a clear framework within which they can further develop and deliver efficient and effective pre-application services to help achieve better, more sustainable development. They will endeavour to ensure that the commitments are embedded in their respective approaches to participation in, and management of, pre-application engagement on schemes where they have a role.