On Friday, 27 May, John Howell, MP, the government’s Neighbourhood Planning Champion, joined SLCC members and others at a virtual meeting chaired by our National Planning Adviser, Andrew Towlerton. John gave an overview of how the new Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill affects Neighbourhood Plans and answered questions ranging from streamlining the process, design codes,
The full agenda for this year’s unique Virtual National Conference has just been announced. In an absolutely packed week, 12th – 16th October, members can find a session to explore every aspect of their work, whether your interest lies in neighbourhood planning, devolution or crisis management, there is something for everyone. In what has been
For those of you involved in or considering developing a neighbourhood plan, the SLCC bookshop now has an important resource in stock. ‘The Power of Neighbourhood Planning’ by Peter Edwards is a comprehensive read which guides you through the whole process and answers important questions – how does a neighbourhood plan get off the ground?
The Government has announced that from 10 August 2020, groups based in deprived areas (where 30% or more of the neighbourhood area or population is in the 20% most deprived areas in accordance with the Index of Multiple Deprivation) will be eligible for a further £8,000 in the basic grant (from £10k to £18k), plus
The Government has amended its guidance on neighbourhood planning by including additional paragraph (107) on public consultation during the coronavirus crisis. This states, ‘The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 require neighbourhood planning groups and local planning authorities to undertake publicity in a manner that is likely to bring it to the attention of people who