Neighbourhood Planning Workshop 

I am working with Kent-based partners, including Action with Communities in Rural Kent, to deliver a series of Online Workshops on topics ranging from how to engage effectively, delivering affordable housing and neighbourhood planning.

The latest event was an Introduction to Neighbourhood Planning, with a focus on economic policies, biodiversity and housing. Click on the image to the right to watch our Intro session (opens YouTube)

If you want more information about forthcoming sessions, or have a request for a particular topic, drop me a line on: ajeardley@btinternet.com

Latest Plans passing Referendum - May 2021

Bramber Neighbourhood Plan: Congratulations to Bramber Parish Council (Horsham District in West Sussex), who's Neighbourhood Plan I assisted with held its Referendum on Thursday 6 May. The Plan received 89.68% YES votes, with a turnout of 45.95%. 

Well done to all those involved - what an amazing achievement after a lot of hard work.

Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan: Well done to all those involved in this complex Neighbourhood Plan, which bought together a large population across four village and parish councils. A 38.26% turnout led to 87.16% voting in favour of the Plan.

The Plan's policies have already proved critical: in February 2021, controversial redevelopment plans for the Church Walk Shopping Centre in Caterham were refused, with the Character and Design policies quoted, where the development was considered to be out-of-keeping with the local character of the area.

Billingshurst Neighbourhood Plan: Thursday 6 May also saw an 87.83% YES vote for the Billingshurst Plan - an excellent result and again congratulations to the team!

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December 2020 - Delivering Affordable Rural Housing

I am working with Kent-based partners, including Action with Communities in Rural Kent, to deliver a series of Online Workshops exploring how communities can deliver Affordable Housing in their areas.

We are planning to run these lunchtime sessions regularly over the coming months on different topics. Click on the image to the right to watch our Intro session (opens YouTube)

If you want more information about forthcoming sessions, or have a request for a particular topic, drop me a line on: ajeardley@btinternet.com

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Autumn 2020 update

Here is an update on recent Neighbourhood Plans I've worked on, which have now reached or passed Examination are:

Caterham, Chaldon and Whytelafe - a cluster of four parish and village council areas working together, with both urban and rural areas.

Bramber Neighbourhood Plan - A small rural parish in Sussex, set predominantly within the South Downs National Park.

Billingshurst Neighbourhood Plan - A large Sussex village seeking to revitalise its village centre and considering housing design, almost completed Examination.

Horsham Blueprint - A business Neighbourhood Plan covering much of the market town of Horsham, going to Examination shortly.

February 2020 - Alison presented at the RTPI Event: Planning with Communities
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I was invited to present at the RTPI Regional Event - Planning with Communites. I spoke about my experiences of neighbourhoof planning, using the Warnham Neighbourhood Plan as a case study, including successes and challenges. I then spoke about some of the broader implications for community planning.

A copy of my presentation is to the right here (pdf).

Royal Town Planning Excellence in Planning Award for the Warnham Neighbourhood Plan
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The Warnham Neighbourhood Plan I worked on won an Excellence in Plan Making Practice Award from the judges at the Royal Town Planning Institute South East planning awards.

 

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