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Policy
Wording
#neighbourhoodplanning
Neighbourhood Plan Objectives
Charlotte.dring@communities.gsi.gov.uk
Content of a Neighbourhood Plan?
Policy Wording
Conformity
Deliverability
Evidence
Robust & Implementable
Advice and assistance is available….
Conformity: Have regard to national policy and be
in general conformity with the strategic policies of
the development pla...
National Planning Policy
Framework
• Planning must be a creative exercise in finding ways
to enhance and improve the place...
Policy
Intent
Justification
What do you want to do,
and why? Set it out in
plain English
Use Planning language –
precise, ...
Exeter St James – Policy C1:
Houses in multiple occupation
Intent
Halt conversions to HMO; ensure area
stays attractive to...
Examining General Conformity
Examining Language
#neighbourhoodplanning
Mobilisation
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Policy Wording - Eland House Neighbourhood Planning Event, 25 September

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Policy Wording - Eland House Neighbourhood Planning Event, 25 September

  1. 1. #neighbourhoodplanning Policy Wording
  2. 2. #neighbourhoodplanning Neighbourhood Plan Objectives Charlotte.dring@communities.gsi.gov.uk
  3. 3. Content of a Neighbourhood Plan?
  4. 4. Policy Wording Conformity Deliverability Evidence Robust & Implementable Advice and assistance is available….
  5. 5. Conformity: Have regard to national policy and be in general conformity with the strategic policies of the development plan Deliverability: Realistic prospect of deliverability - demonstrate that the policies and proposals are deliverable – E.g. impact of collective policy requirements Evidence: Appropriate; sufficient justification and evidence to support the policies – be proportionate; use existing sources where possible; think about objectivity Robustness: statutory Planning document – policies need to be robust, deliverable and function as Planning policies rather than statements of intent
  6. 6. National Planning Policy Framework • Planning must be a creative exercise in finding ways to enhance and improve the places in which we live our lives… • Neighbourhoods should plan positively to support local development, shaping and directing development in their area… • Every effort should be made objectively to identify and then meet the housing, business and other development needs of an area, and respond positively to wider opportunities for growth… • Neighbourhood plans should not promote less development than set out in the Local Plan…
  7. 7. Policy Intent Justification What do you want to do, and why? Set it out in plain English Use Planning language – precise, speak to your LA What is the evidence to support this intention? Starting to write
  8. 8. Exeter St James – Policy C1: Houses in multiple occupation Intent Halt conversions to HMO; ensure area stays attractive to all sectors; diverse population, people at all stages of life. Community balance; rapid increase in proportion of students; loss of permanent residents in some areas; 20% threshold Policy Justification “Changes of use to houses in HMO will not be permitted unless; a), b)… e)”
  9. 9. Examining General Conformity
  10. 10. Examining Language
  11. 11. #neighbourhoodplanning Mobilisation

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