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Part of a Workshop held at the Transition Network UK Conference 2012 - The potential of Localism to unlock Transition, with Rob Hopkins, Philip Revell, Dave Chapman, and Frances Northrop
The UK government's localism agenda has, in just two years, completely rewritten how planning works in England and Wales. In many ways it is a double-edged sword, many of the tools it gives to communities remain untested. The rights to build, to bid, to challenge, Neighbourhood Planning, all offer organisations focused on intentional localisation and resilience building some powerful tools. But what are they, and how best to use them? This workshop will be chaired by Transition Network's Rob Hopkins, and will include Dave Chapman, Head of Social Action at Locality who is one of the leading authorities on localism, Frances Northrop from Transition Town Totnes who will speak about how they are using these powers in Totnes, and Philip Revell from Sustaining Dunbar, who are taking a similarly strategic approach and will talk about how this differs and Scotland and what can be learnt from there. Bring your questions and prepare to be equipped with new tools and insights.