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Presentation from Geoff Wright given as part of MADE's Neighbourhood Planning event

Presentation from Geoff Wright given as part of MADE's Neighbourhood Planning event

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  • Rural Masterplan Fund –localism in practice?Geoff Wright
    MADE Event 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Rural Masterplanning Fund
    6 “high scoring” places
    LPA/ Parish dialogue
    Community Involvement
    Piloting ‘localism’
  • Basics-Mapping
    Services and Links
    Constraints
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • Lichfield- 3 Stage (so far) Process
    evidence base/ questionnaires July-Sept 10
    all parishes workshop Nov 10
    6 place workshops Feb 11
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • Exhibitions-presenting info
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • Exhibitions-Feedback
    play back/ validate
    LDF-evidence
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Design in planning
    Good design is indivisible from good planning’
    (PPS1)2005‘
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Firmness
    Will it last?
    Functionality
    Does it work?
    What is “Good Design”?
    Delight:
    Does it look good?
  • Principles of rural settlement design
    PLACES NOT PROCEDURES
    “Our predicament is this; we admire one kind of place but we consistently build something very different”
    Andres Duany, Congress for the New Urbanism
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Street structure-connected or disconnected?
  • MADE 22 March 2011
  • Fitting In, adding something special or just building?
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Planning for places
    Tell the story
    Set the agenda
    Say it clearly
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    CABE LDF Key findings
    ‘you have the passion, and the knowledge in your head. We’ve heard it today, and now we just need to see it written’ – panel member
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Key findings
    “The focus should be on places, not on themes and housing numbers.” – panel member
  • Key findings
    ‘We really need to focus on place, and the areas that make up the place. How does it feel and work now and into the future.’ - panel member
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Key findings
    Tower Hamlets Core Strategy
    “Unless you’ve got some clearer direction in here, you won’t get what you want.”
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    “Locally specific is your game –
    you’ve done the all the hard work and have the evidence, you need to decide what’s special and what you want” – panel member
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Tell the story – why and how?
    quality of place matters (not generic policies)
    history, context, physical characteristics
    the people and communities that live there
    how the area functions and relates to others
    areas that are stable or need action
    the particular opportunities a place offers.
    specific and locally relevant vision
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Set the agenda – why and how?
    local leadership
    focus the benefits of change
    promote the place based possibilities
    work out how old and new should relate
    be clear how the vision could be delivered
    outline how and when things could happen
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Say it clearly – why and how?
    help people understand and engage
    clear expectations influence developers
    prioritise the key issues
    selective and concise, using plain english
    use graphics, maps and photographs
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Workshops- scale and relationships
    200-10,000 people
    role in sub region self contained / interdependent (20/80%?)
    local? employment, travel to work, home working
    educational, social and cultural opportunities
    lifestyles offered
    push/ pull –attractive/ unattractive features
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Tell the story- concepts of Whittington
    rural centre
    staffordshire village
    garrison town
    dormitory settlement
    history and structure
    canalside
    my village-community
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Tell the story-100 years atWhittington
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    Local choice-next 20 yrs
    social and economic structure/ mix
    local lifestyles –living and working?
    changes to physical shape/layout/linkages
    setting, arrival, landmarks, skylines, views
    identity -old and new
    greenspace, walking and cycling (networks)
    learning -mistakes/ successes locally and in comparator places
    testing what if? scenarios
    sustainability-social, economic and environment
    easy wins/ hard calls for the market
    local vision or allocation/ applications/appeals led?
  • MADE 22 March 2011
    What sort of plan for Whittington?
    Projects list (updated)
    Default option (schedules planning approvals plus local projects)
    Charter for change
    More of/ less of priorities -directions of travel
    Manifesto (avoids detail)
    Detailed Masterplan
    Fully detailed local vision
    Locally generated, endorsed by District Council
  • Workshops
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • Lessons for Localism
    Appreciate local context –’neat’ and ‘messy’ places (parish boundaries and focus?)
    Vital role of independant facilitation
    Use the story of change
    Don’t dumb down
    People understand change, but they want to be involved.
    Planners/ LDF need to ‘enable’
    Resource implications-LPA and parishes
    MADE 22 March 2011
  • Rural Masterplan Fund –localism in practice?Geoff Wright
    MADE Event 22 March 2011