GW Planning

Understanding and Changing
Places
Geoff Wright
GW Planning

Local Plans
• Why produce a plan?
•
•
•
•

One of local government’s key influencing tools
Achieve regen and/...
GW Planning
Local and Neighbourhood Plans

• Localism Act 2011
• National Planning
Policy Framework
• Up to date Local
Pla...
Planning for places

 Tell the story
 Set the agenda
 Say it clearly

Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
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 w...
Key findings
“The focus should be
on places, not on
themes and housing
numbers.” – panel
member

Geoff Wright MADE 27th No...
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 in...
Key findings

Tower Hamlets Core Strategy

“Unless you‟ve got some clearer direction in
here, you won‟t get what you want....
Tell the story – why and how?
 quality of place matters (not generic policies)
 history, context, physical characteristi...
Set the agenda – why and how?
 local leadership
 focus the benefits of change
 promote the place based possibilities
 ...
Say it clearly – why and how?
 help people understand and engage
 clear expectations influencing developers
 prioritise...
Principles of settlement design

PLACES NOT PROCEDURES

“Our predicament is this; we admire one kind of
place but we consi...
Set the agenda – why and how?
• local leadership
• focus the benefits of change
• promote the place based possibilities
• ...
Geoff Wright MADE 27th
November 2013
Think 3D- Place Shaping
•
•
•
•

Responding to topography
Spreading jam or sculpting volumes?
Urban/ suburban typologies
C...
Think Green
•
•
•
•

Green Infrastructure
Strategic green space/ parks and sports
Green fingers/ networks/ paths
River and...
Think Transport
•
•
•
•

Joined up journey experience
Hubs as focus for development
Movement corridor implications
Differe...
Street structure-connected or disconnected?
Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
• Density comparators
• No one size fits all
• Floorspace/ numbers

Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
Fitting In, adding something special or
just building?

Geoff Wright MADE 27th
November 2013
Neighbourhood Plan Compliance

• designated body
(PC)
• meet needs, plan
‘positively’
• ‘sound’ evidence
base
• support of...
Neighbourhood Plans
• Why produce a plan?
•
•
•

Taking control/ responsibility?
Community voice/ empowerment?
Vision for ...
Sherston-structure
•
•
•
•

Historic (planned) heart
Civic square
Significant open areas
Ribbons and groups

Geoff Wright ...
100 yrs of change
at Sherston
•
•
•
•
•
•

housing estates
lifestyle changes
shops/ services
schools, facilities
environme...
Sherston-structure

 Compact
 Walkable
 Connected?
 Choices for future
 North, West, East?

Geoff Wright MADE 27th No...
Sherston-Options for 2028
• Limited change (trend) c80 homes
• Very limited change c40 homes
• Go for (some) growth c120 h...
What sort of plan?
Projects list
• Default option (schedules planning approvals
plus local projects)
Charter for change
• ...
GW Planning

And Finally-Cautionary Tales

• The only way is (not) Essex
• Development management versus vision?
• Tyranny...
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  • PLACE NOT PROCEDURE
  • Understanding and changing places- Geoff Wright, Planning Workshop 27th November 2013

    1. 1. GW Planning Understanding and Changing Places Geoff Wright
    2. 2. GW Planning Local Plans • Why produce a plan? • • • • One of local government’s key influencing tools Achieve regen and/ or growth (econ, social benefit) Influence the development market Achieve some consensus/ certainty • How should we plan? • Top down, bottom up? • Wide or limited community engagement? • Leading or coordinating? • What plan? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    3. 3. GW Planning Local and Neighbourhood Plans • Localism Act 2011 • National Planning Policy Framework • Up to date Local Plan • Rules of the game -plan led if ‘compliant’ Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    4. 4. Planning for places  Tell the story  Set the agenda  Say it clearly Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    5. 5. 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 Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    6. 6. Key findings “The focus should be on places, not on themes and housing numbers.” – panel member Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    7. 7. 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 Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    8. 8. Key findings Tower Hamlets Core Strategy “Unless you‟ve got some clearer direction in here, you won‟t get what you want.” Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    9. 9. 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  localities that are stable or need action  the particular opportunities a place offers  specific and locally relevant vision Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    10. 10. 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 future can be delivered  outline how and when things could happen Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    11. 11. Say it clearly – why and how?  help people understand and engage  clear expectations influencing developers  prioritise the key issues  selective and concise, using plain english  use graphics, maps and photographs Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    12. 12. Principles of 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 Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    13. 13. 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 future can be delivered • outline how and when things could happen Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    14. 14. Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    15. 15. Think 3D- Place Shaping • • • • Responding to topography Spreading jam or sculpting volumes? Urban/ suburban typologies Capacity for intensification Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    16. 16. Think Green • • • • Green Infrastructure Strategic green space/ parks and sports Green fingers/ networks/ paths River and canal corridors Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    17. 17. Think Transport • • • • Joined up journey experience Hubs as focus for development Movement corridor implications Differentiate busy and quieter places Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    18. 18. Street structure-connected or disconnected? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    19. 19. • Density comparators • No one size fits all • Floorspace/ numbers Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    20. 20. Fitting In, adding something special or just building? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    21. 21. Neighbourhood Plan Compliance • designated body (PC) • meet needs, plan ‘positively’ • ‘sound’ evidence base • support of referendum • LPA confirms • Inspector checks Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    22. 22. Neighbourhood Plans • Why produce a plan? • • • Taking control/ responsibility? Community voice/ empowerment? Vision for the future? • How should we plan? • • • Inclusive/ sharing info/ using local knowledge Consultation Consensus • What plan? • ??? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    23. 23. Sherston-structure • • • • Historic (planned) heart Civic square Significant open areas Ribbons and groups Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    24. 24. 100 yrs of change at Sherston • • • • • • housing estates lifestyle changes shops/ services schools, facilities environment, safety traumatic? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    25. 25. Sherston-structure  Compact  Walkable  Connected?  Choices for future  North, West, East? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    26. 26. Sherston-Options for 2028 • Limited change (trend) c80 homes • Very limited change c40 homes • Go for (some) growth c120 homes • Infill/intensify? • Change green edge(s)? • Change use/balance jobs&services? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    27. 27. What sort of plan? Projects list • Default option (schedules planning approvals plus local projects) Charter for change • More of/ less of -directions of travel • Manifesto (avoids detail) Detailed Plan • Fully resolved allocations/ briefing • Locally generated, endorsed by District Council Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013
    28. 28. GW Planning And Finally-Cautionary Tales • The only way is (not) Essex • Development management versus vision? • Tyranny of the SHLAA? Geoff Wright MADE 27th November 2013

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