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COMMENT: Passing power to a...
April 13, 2014

Many of you will have heard of neighbourhood planning. This is a new right given to local communities by the Localism Act. Across the country, parishes are asking for their areas to be designated parishes; instead we have three neighbourhoods, represented by the Neighbourhood Councils of Denne, Forest and Trafalgar. Though these were established in 1974, the Localism Act does not recognise

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People power in action as village plan gathers pace
April 03, 2014
Localism Act in devising its own neighbourhood plan. The document will hold considerable weight when it comes to prospective developments. The draft plan, now out for consultation, was drawn up by
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Arundel Neighbourhood Plan to be first
April 06, 2014
neighbourhood planning, which was introduced by the Localism Act 2011. So far, nearly 1,000 neighbourhood plans have been started nationally, 19 have passed examination, and 10 have been adopted
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Councillors pledge to reduce the life expectancy gap between...
April 09, 2014
million in 2014-15. Government shifted public health responsibilities from the NHS to local authorities in April 2013, as part of the coalition's Localism Act. The role of the public health team
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Estate that island fought...
April 04, 2014

election. And yet the inspector did not take that into account. Where is the Localism Act there?’ Mr Broomhead said the group’s main concerns include the impact of the homes on the road network

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Forum could become formal planning group
February 25, 2014
will become known as a Neighbourhood Forum. The group will be able to put together a neighbourhood plan which is a formal plan under the Localism Act and, once approved, would be used alongside the
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Horsham’s Capitol Theatre accepted as asset of community value
December 03, 2013
, accepted by Horsham District Council this week. Under the Localism Act any building nominated as an asset of community value gives groups the opportunity to bid for the property if the landowner decides
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Paddock Wood residents urged to get involved in Neighbourhood...
April 11, 2014
. As part of the Localism Act 2011, the Neighbourhood Plan allows towns to develop according to a ‘vision’ guided by the residents, deciding not only where new buildings should be constructed
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Paddock Wood councillor warns residents about development...
April 12, 2014
to push it forward, which could mean the community loses its voice in helping shape development plans for hundreds of new homes. As part of the Localism Act 2011, communities can develop a plan based
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'Back town plan or lose your say'
April 11, 2014
involved to push it forward, which could mean the community loses its voice in helping shape development plans for hundreds of new homes. As part of the Localism Act 2011, communities can develop a plan
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