Are you local? Neighbourhood Planning workshop on 10 September

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 03, 2012 12:05 PM |
Essential event for councillors, community groups, civic societies and anyone else whose work is affected by the Localism Act.

The Localism Act, designed to “shift power from central government back into the hands of individuals, communities and councils” became law last November. But what does the Act really mean for local neighbourhoods?

Our Centre for Urban History has teamed up with the Historic Towns Forum for a half-day ‘Localism Workshop’ to explore how the Act affects the historic built environment and its implications for professional, corporate, elected or voluntary bodies involved with Neighbourhood Planning. Questions addressed include:

  • Do you understand what is meant by a Neighbourhood Forum?
  • What is the connection between a National Plan, a Local Plan and a Neighbourhood Plan?
  • What exactly is ‘Neighbourhood Planning’? And who is responsible for it?
  • Are you already, or would you like to be, involved? Do you even need to be involved, or do you think you should be?

The workshop takes place on Monday 10 September 2012 at the Centre for Urban History, 1 Salisbury Road (just off main campus - see map), with registration starting at 12.30pm. Speakers include Dr Rebecca Magdin and Dr Simon Gunn from the CUH, and Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director of Urban Vision Enterprise CIC and Vice Chair of the Historic Towns Forum.

This event is aimed at Local Authority and elected members from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban and economic development; parish and town councils; or anyone with an interest in Neighbourhood Planning and the Localism Act.

Attendance at the CPD-certified workshop costs £99 or £65 for delegates from community groups, Parish Councils, and Civic Amenity Societies, with reduced rates for HTF members. For more information, please contact the Historic Towns Forum on 0117 975 0459 or book your place directly via the website.

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