Blagdon Parish Council AGM 2012


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Presentation given to the Blagdon Parish Council AGM in North Somerset on 20th March 2012

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Blagdon Parish Council AGM 2012

  1. 1. West of England Rural Network Localism The impact and opportunities for the First Tier of Local Government BLAGDON PARISH COUNCIL 20th March 2012
  2. 2. West of England Rural Network• Broadband• Affordable housing• Access to Services and Community Transport• Fuel Poverty and Energy Generation• Social Enterprise Support and Funding Advice• Community Planning• Community Buildings and Assets• Village Agents
  3. 3. Localism in a Nutshell• Community rights – Community right to challenge – Community right to bid• Neighbourhood planning – Community right to build• Housing• Empowering cities and other local areas• General power of competence – Abolition of the standards board
  4. 4. Localism in Context
  5. 5. Localism in Context
  6. 6. Community RightsRight to bid• identify community assets – village shop – local pub – community centre – land• List maintained by North Somerset• 6 month window to bid
  7. 7. Community RightsRight to challenge• Delivery of services – valued or improved• Expression of interest• North Somerset consider• Proposal goes out to tender...................
  8. 8. Bristol City Region
  9. 9. Neighbourhood Planning• Right to Plan• Right to Build
  10. 10. National Planning Policy Framework •Rural affordable housing •Town centre first •Viability test and infrastructure •Relationship with Neighbourhood Plan
  11. 11. Sustainable Communities This country’s rural communities cannot stand still. Change is inevitable whether development takes place or not, and the choices we make today will shape tomorrow’s character of the market towns, villages and hamlets that make up our countryside. Matthew Taylor 2008
  12. 12. General power of competence1. More than 2/3 of Councillors must be elected2. The Clerk holds a prescribed qualification3. The Clerk has completed relevant training4. The Parish Council resolves at its AGM to be competent
  13. 13. Funding 1. Funding for businesses through LEP 2. DEFRA Rural Growth Programme 3. Section 106 funding 4. Community Infrastructure Levy 5. New Homes Bonus
  14. 14. Community Land Trusts
  15. 15. What you have & what you need • Ambition • Resources • Vision • Training • Potential • Financial • Aspiration • Capital • Ownership • Assets • Pride • Expertise • Time
  16. 16. Other support
  17. 17. West of England Rural Network Chris Head Director  01275 333701   The Mill, Tunbridge Road, Chew Magna, BS40 8SP RuralChris Registered Charity No 1146165. Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England Company No 7956732.