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    1. 1. Rural Masterplan Fund –localism in practice?Geoff Wright<br />MADE Event 22 March 2011<br />
    2. 2. MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    3. 3. MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    4. 4. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Rural Masterplanning Fund<br />6 “high scoring” places<br />LPA/ Parish dialogue<br />Community Involvement<br />Piloting ‘localism’<br />
    5. 5. Basics-Mapping<br />Services and Links<br />Constraints<br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    6. 6. Lichfield- 3 Stage (so far) Process<br />evidence base/ questionnaires July-Sept 10<br />all parishes workshop Nov 10<br />6 place workshops Feb 11<br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    7. 7. Exhibitions-presenting info<br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    8. 8. Exhibitions-Feedback<br />play back/ validate<br />LDF-evidence<br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    9. 9. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Design in planning<br />Good design is indivisible from good planning’ <br />(PPS1)2005‘<br />
    10. 10. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Firmness<br />Will it last?<br />Functionality<br />Does it work?<br />What is “Good Design”?<br />Delight:<br />Does it look good?<br />
    11. 11. Principles of rural settlement design<br />PLACES NOT PROCEDURES<br />“Our predicament is this; we admire one kind of place but we consistently build something very different”<br />Andres Duany, Congress for the New Urbanism<br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    12. 12. MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    13. 13. MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    14. 14. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Street structure-connected or disconnected? <br />
    15. 15. MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    16. 16. Fitting In, adding something special or just building? <br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    17. 17. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Planning for places<br />Tell the story<br />Set the agenda<br />Say it clearly<br />
    18. 18. MADE 22 March 2011<br />CABE LDF Key findings<br />‘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<br />
    19. 19. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Key findings<br />“The focus should be on places, not on themes and housing numbers.” – panel member<br />
    20. 20. Key findings<br /> ‘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<br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    21. 21. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Key findings<br />Tower Hamlets Core Strategy<br />“Unless you’ve got some clearer direction in here, you won’t get what you want.”<br />
    22. 22. MADE 22 March 2011<br />“Locally specific is your game – <br />you’ve done the all the hard work and have the evidence, you need to decide what’s special and what you want” – panel member<br />
    23. 23. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Tell the story – why and how?<br />quality of place matters (not generic policies)<br />history, context, physical characteristics <br />the people and communities that live there <br />how the area functions and relates to others<br />areas that are stable or need action<br />the particular opportunities a place offers.<br />specific and locally relevant vision <br />
    24. 24. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Set the agenda – why and how?<br />local leadership<br />focus the benefits of change<br />promote the place based possibilities <br />work out how old and new should relate<br />be clear how the vision could be delivered<br />outline how and when things could happen<br />
    25. 25. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Say it clearly – why and how?<br />help people understand and engage<br />clear expectations influence developers<br />prioritise the key issues<br />selective and concise, using plain english <br />use graphics, maps and photographs<br />
    26. 26. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Workshops- scale and relationships<br />200-10,000 people <br />role in sub region self contained / interdependent (20/80%?)<br />local? employment, travel to work, home working <br />educational, social and cultural opportunities<br />lifestyles offered<br />push/ pull –attractive/ unattractive features <br />
    27. 27. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Tell the story- concepts of Whittington<br />rural centre<br />staffordshire village<br />garrison town<br />dormitory settlement<br />history and structure<br />canalside<br />my village-community<br />
    28. 28. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Tell the story-100 years atWhittington<br />
    29. 29. MADE 22 March 2011<br />Local choice-next 20 yrs <br />social and economic structure/ mix <br />local lifestyles –living and working?<br />changes to physical shape/layout/linkages<br />setting, arrival, landmarks, skylines, views<br />identity -old and new<br />greenspace, walking and cycling (networks)<br />learning -mistakes/ successes locally and in comparator places<br />testing what if? scenarios<br />sustainability-social, economic and environment<br />easy wins/ hard calls for the market <br />local vision or allocation/ applications/appeals led?<br />
    30. 30. MADE 22 March 2011<br />What sort of plan for Whittington?<br />Projects list (updated)<br />Default option (schedules planning approvals plus local projects) <br />Charter for change<br />More of/ less of priorities -directions of travel <br />Manifesto (avoids detail)<br />Detailed Masterplan <br />Fully detailed local vision<br />Locally generated, endorsed by District Council <br />
    31. 31. Workshops<br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    32. 32. Lessons for Localism<br />Appreciate local context –’neat’ and ‘messy’ places (parish boundaries and focus?)<br />Vital role of independant facilitation<br />Use the story of change<br />Don’t dumb down<br />People understand change, but they want to be involved.<br />Planners/ LDF need to ‘enable’<br />Resource implications-LPA and parishes <br />MADE 22 March 2011<br />
    33. 33. Rural Masterplan Fund –localism in practice?Geoff Wright<br />MADE Event 22 March 2011<br />