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Neighbourhood Planning, Donna Turnbull from Voluntary Action Camden, June 2013


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Donna Turnbull's presentation about neighbourhood planning in two areas of London. Given at the National Association for Neighbourhood Management's event "What's in the Plan Stan?" in Barnfield, London, on 18 June 2013.

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Neighbourhood Planning, Donna Turnbull from Voluntary Action Camden, June 2013

  1. 1. Camden Blueprint: neighbourhood planning Donna Turnbull, Voluntary Action Camden, June 2013.
  2. 2. Beginnings • Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) remit to support local groups to ‘activate’ new policy developments. • Localism seminar March 2011. • Neighbourhood planning captures imagination of participants. • Regeneration / built environment knowledge and skills. Including community-led planning expertise.
  3. 3. Voluntary sector support • Relevance of council for voluntary service (CVS) type skills to setting up new projects and partnerships. • Community development work. • Enterprise and asset development. • Networks, relationships, local knowledge.
  4. 4. Basic ingredients • Community / neighbourhood groups with broad constituency and willingness to share power. • Community development work, and up to date knowledge of local planning context. • Building confidence, trust and working relationships to enable the shift from being consulted into leading. • Keeping doors open: plan boundaries; neighbourhood planning forum; working groups…….
  5. 5. Somers Town • Population of approximately 7,000. • Social housing, community groups and facilities, big businesses and institutions. • Lifetimes of living with building development. • Poor health, no jobs, fear of crime. • Development sites include Francis Crick Institute behind British Library and High Speed 2 at Euston.
  6. 6. Somers Town neighbourhood
  7. 7. Bloomsbury Village • Neighbourhood of approx. 2000 residents, small businesses, students and tourists. • Vast gap between rich and poor, pockets of extreme social exclusion, crime and high levels of fear related to night time economy. • No dedicated community facilities. • Overlap with Business Improvement District. • Big development sites on southern boundary and close proximity to Tottenham Court Road Crossrail.
  8. 8. Museum Street (north)
  9. 9. Museum Street (south)
  10. 10. Where is your Neighbourhood?
  11. 11. First Try Forum?
  12. 12. Planning process • Events, surveys, workshops, walks, film ……. different ways to get people involved and share ideas. • Working groups developing ideas into projects. • Mobilising resources. • Continually building involvement and consensus.
  13. 13. What have you got and what do you want?
  14. 14. Good, bad and most wanted.
  15. 15. Planning days
  16. 16. Planning context • Planning Framework: Local Plan Site Allocations ‘bite sized briefings’; seminars; training. • Working with planning officers leading on Camden’s Place Shaping Plans. • Camden’s Community Investment Programme.
  17. 17. Bloomsbury pros and cons • Business and social networks with resources and clout. • Built environment / other professional skills and knowledge within community. • Too few ‘leaders’. • Small neighbourhood area.
  18. 18. Somers Town pros and cons • Civil society organisations, businesses and institutions with range of skills and knowledge to support multifaceted project. • Good working relationship with local authority, not just the planning officers. • Publicising and communicating in community with low levels of internet use, but not having the resources for texting, frequent leafleting, door knocking etc. • Community politics. • BIG LOCAL ?!
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