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How to project plan

How to project plan

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:43

This resource explains:
- why you need to prepare a project plan
- what goes in a project plan
- how to fill in your project plan and manage the process

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Project planning template

Project planning template

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:43

This is a template project plan, with notes suggesting how you can use it. A blank spreadsheet for you to use is provided as a standalone resource.

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Blank project planning spreadsheet

Blank project planning spreadsheet

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:43

This is a blank project plan spreadsheet for you to use.

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Project planning video

Project planning video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:43

John Knight (Planning Aid England volunteer who has been supporting neighbourhood planning groups) talks to Carol Latham (Planning Aid England) about the importance of project planning. This video explains the types of project plans groups are using, what makes a good project manager and how to use and monitor a plan once you've put one in place.

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How to resource your neighbourhood plan

How to resource your neighbourhood plan

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:43

This resource explains:
- how to identify the resources and skills available within your community
- external sources of advice and guidance
- indicative costs of producing a neighbourhood plan
- ways to budget and finance your plan

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What skills might you need?

What skills might you need?

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:43

There are a number of stages involved in producing a neighbourhood plan and a diverse range of skills and expertise may be required. This template provides an idea of the type of skills that may be needed.

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Resourcing your neighbourhood plan video

Resourcing your neighbourhood plan video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:43

Rebecca Collins (East Shoreditch Neighbourhood Forum Management Committee member) speaks to Adam Brown (Planning Aid England) about resourcing the East Shoreditch Neighbourhood Plan. The video looks at the skills people can bring, how to maintain their involvement and how to source free or low cost support. It also discusses costing and budgeting for your neighbourhood plan.

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How to make effective decisions

How to make effective decisions

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource focuses on how to make effective decisions when developing your neighbourhood plan. It will explain:
- why it is important to have procedures for effective decision making
- what approaches to decisions need to be made
- approaches to decision making structures
- the function and use of a steering group

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How to share the workload

How to share the workload

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource focuses on how to share the workload when developing your neighbourhood plan. It will explain:
- why it is important
- how you can share the workload
- how to establish effective working groups

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How to engage and work constructively with your local planning authority

How to engage and work constructively with your local planning authority

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource explains:
- the role of the local planning authority in neighbourhood planning
- how to work constructively with your local planning authority

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Who to speak to at your local authority

Who to speak to at your local authority

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

To get you thinking about the wider organisation we have identified some of the other departments besides the planning department that you may wish to engage with as you produce your neighbourhood plan.

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Working with your local planning authority video

Working with your local planning authority video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

Steve Barker from the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) talks to John Romanski (Planning Aid England) about the role of the local planning authority and how neighbourhood planning groups can work effectively with their local planning authority. Tips and advice on keeping in contact, building up a strong relationship and understanding what the local planning authority can and can't do.

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How to designate a neighbourhood area

How to designate a neighbourhood area

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource focuses on assisting groups in designating their neighbourhood area. It will explain:
- what a neighbourhood area is
- how to decide the extent of your neighbourhood area
- how to apply for a neighbourhood area to be designated
- how your application will be determined by your local planning authority
- what your local planning authority will do when it has made its decision

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How to set up a neighbourhood forum

How to set up a neighbourhood forum

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource explains:
- how to set up a neighbourhood forum including involving 21 people, ensuring membership is representative of your neighbourhood area and putting together a written constitution
- how to formally apply for designation of your neighbourhood forum
- how your application will be determined by the local planning authority

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How to work with landowners and developers

How to work with landowners and developers

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource focuses on how to effectively engage and work with landowners and developers during the preparation of your neighbourhood plan. It will answer:
- who are landowners and developers?
- why is it important to work with them?
- how do you identify them?
- how do you work wth them?

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Working with landowners and developers video

Working with landowners and developers video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

Eleanor Gingell talks to Stella Scrivener (Planning Aid England) about the role of developers and landowners in neighbourhood planning. What are their roles and how can you engage with them? Tips and advice based on experience from the front line - and a few pitfalls to avoid too.

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How to develop a vision and objectives

How to develop a vision and objectives

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource explains:
- what a neighbourhood plan vision statement is
- what neighbourhood plan objectives are
- who you can start to develop them
- how planning policies should flow from them

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Developing a vision and objectives presentation slides

Developing a vision and objectives presentation slides

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource accompanies the "how to develop a vision and objectives" resource.

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Developing your vision and objectives video

Developing your vision and objectives video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

Angela Koch, from ImaginePlaces, talks to Kat Salter (Planning Aid England) about how to go about developing the vision and objectives for your neighbourhood plan. Topics include what makes a good vision, fitting your vision, objectives and policies together, and how to run a visioning day.

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How to gather and use evidence

How to gather and use evidence

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This resource explains:
- what evidence is
- why evidence is important in policy development
- what different types of evidence can be used
- how to use evidence
- how to keep evidence proportionate

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Sources of data and statistics

Sources of data and statistics

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:42

This note provides an idea of the different sources of quantitative data (facts adn figures) available that may be relevant to your neighbourhood plan. The data sources are presented by common neighbourhood plan 'topics'.

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Developimg a robust evidence base video

Developimg a robust evidence base video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

Ian Metherell, from the Marsh Gibbon Neighbourhood Planning group, talks to Kat Salter (Planning Aid England) about how to go about collecting evidence for your neighbourhood plan policies. Topics include what is evidence - and what isn't - and how the group gathered the evidence they needed.

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How to prepare a character assessment to support design policy within a neighbourhood plan

How to prepare a character assessment to support design policy within a neighbourhood plan

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This resource explains:
- what a character assessment is
- the benefits of completing a character assessment
- how to complete a character assessment
- how to use the character assessment within your neighbourhood plan

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Character assessment pro forma and note

Character assessment pro forma and note

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This resource provides a structured approach to identify and classify the distinctive character and context of your settlement. It will allow you to create your own light-touch character assessment.

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Character assessment template

Character assessment template

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

A blank template for you to use.

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How to assess design and character in your neighbourhood plan video

How to assess design and character in your neighbourhood plan video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

Darren Carroll (Planning Aid England) talks to colleague Kat Salter about how to do a design and character assessment as part of your neighbourhood plan. They discuss common themes and issues raised by neighbourhood planning groups, how the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out what design policy can and can't do, and how to reinforce local distinctiveness through your neighbourhood plan. They also talk through how to do a character assessment: what it is, why you might produce one, how to use the information it produces and what the benefits are. This is backed up by real life examples from neighbourhood planning groups.

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How to write planning policies

How to write planning policies

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This resource explains:
- what a neighbourhood plan policy is
- how to structure a neighbourhood plan policy
- how to develop neighbourhood plan policies
- types of planning policies
- how to word policies

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How to write planning policies presentation slides

How to write planning policies presentation slides

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This presentation accompanies the "how to write planning policies" resource.

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Writing planning policies video

Writing planning policies video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

Planning Aid England's Chris Anderson talks to Helen Williams, Policy Planner at Hartlepool Borough Council, about writing planning policies. Starting off with some general tips and advice about how to approach policy writing for the first time, they then discuss how to structure your policy and what makes an effective policy.

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How planning applications are determined video

How planning applications are determined video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

Luke Perkins, Team Leader at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, talks to Kat Salter (Planning Aid England) about how planning applications are determined. He explains the role of a development management officer and how decisions are made. They also discuss the importance of clear and concise wording in neighbourhood planning policies.

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Deconstructured policies

Deconstructured policies

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This resource provides two examples of planning policies which are broken down to show you how they were written.

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How to structure your neighbourhood plan

How to structure your neighbourhood plan

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This resource explains:
- why the structure is important
- what should (and should not) be included in your neighbourhood plan
- how to structure your plan

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Structuring your neighbourhood plan template

Structuring your neighbourhood plan template

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

You can use this template to help produce a plan that is well-structured and in a format ready for examination.

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Structuring your neighbourhood plan video

Structuring your neighbourhood plan video

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

Sue Rowlands, Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd, talks to Darren Carroll (Planning Aid England) about structuring your neighbourhood plan. They discuss why it's so important to have a clear, easy to understand structure, and what approaches you might take.

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How to write a consultation statement

How to write a consultation statement

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This resource explains:
- what a consultation statement is
- what information it should include
- how it should be structured
- how to write the consultation statement

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Approaches to writing a consultation statement

Approaches to writing a consultation statement

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:41

This document provides a structure which is commonly used and you may wish to use as the basis for your consultation statement.

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How to write a basic conditions statement

How to write a basic conditions statement

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:40

This resource explains:
- what a basic conditions statement is
- what needs to be included in a basic conditions statement
- how to write a basic conditions statement

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Approaches to writing a basic conditions statement

Approaches to writing a basic conditions statement

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 10:40

This resource highlights a number of approaches different neighbourhood planning groups have used and provides a steer on how you may wish to structure your statement.

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How to submit your neighbourhood plan proposal to your local planning authority

How to submit your neighbourhood plan proposal to your local planning authority

Posted on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 @ 09:23

This resource explains:
- the documents you need to submit with your neighbourhood plan
- how to prepare for submission

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