REP host Neighbourhood Planning HIVE event

7 June 2018

REP host Neighbourhood Planning HIVE event

Real Estate & Planning hosted the first Neighbourhood Planning HIVE event exclusively for those citizen-planners active in developing a statutory but volunteer-led Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) on 6th June.

The day was a great success with excellent interaction and learning between participants as well as for the research team. The event was led by Prof Gavin Parker from REPand centred on four themes:

  • The role and relationship of the Local Planning Authority – in terms of their duty to support and the approach taken in this co-produced effort;
  • The evidence base for the Plan– what is evidence, how to access or commission this, how to ensure quality and how to use evidence in the development of the plan;
  • Implementation of the Neighbourhood Plan – how the Plan will be used and kept up to date;
  • Support and resources – how citizen-planners are assisted, informed, and sustained through a taxing process.

The HIVE also coincided with a paper co-authored by Gavin out this week in Town Planning Review, which discusses the future of neighbourhood planning.

More information about the work and neighbourhood planning more generally can be viewed through the Neighbourhood Planning resource webpages set up by Gavin and his team, see: www.reading.ac.uk/neighbourhoo…

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