William Eichler 11 July 2016

Neighbourhood plans break the 200 mark

Neighbourhood plans break the 200 mark image

200 neighbourhood plans have now been approved following three referendums in Herefordshire.

Local and neighbourhood plans are a part of the Government’s aim to deliver one million homes by shifting planning powers away from Whitehall and down to community level.

Three communities in Herefordshire - Wellington, Fownhope and Brimfield and Little Hereford - have voted in favour of neighbourhood plans with the lowest vote being 67% in favour.

The Government reports in total 1,900 communities across England - covering nearly 10 million people - have now started to get their own plans in place.

Since 2013 all 200 plans that have progressed to the referendum stage have been approved by voters, with nearly 340,000 votes cast.

On average 89% of people who have voted were in favour of the proposed plan for their neighbourhood.

Housing and planning minister, Brandon Lewis, said: ‘I’m delighted that 200 communities have now voted in neighbourhood planning to help shape the future of their areas.

‘By giving communities new powers we have removed the outdated system which often saw local areas pitted against developers.

‘And it is clear that more and more people are getting involved with determining how the future of their area will evolve for future generations.’

Cyber crisis management image

Cyber crisis management

Richard Stephenson outlines cybersecurity issues to be aware of during the pandemic and how to minimize risk.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Supervising Social Worker – Fostering Team

Camden London Borough Council
£36,630 – £42,490 (subject to experience)
The role is within a dynamic service, working in a systemic approach under the Camden Model of Social Work. Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Team Manager - Duty & Advice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£42,683 - £44,632
This is an exciting time to be part of this team where we are building our multi-agency team working closely with... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Home Support Worker - Mobile Response

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£18,795 - £19,171 per annum
Your role will include supporting individuals in a time of crisis and when they need urgent help. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Strategic Partnership Manager

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£48,172 - £49,047
As Strategic Partnerships Manager (Skills and Employment) you will lead a team responsible for identifying and delivering strategic skills and... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Team Manager LAC - Scarborough

North Yorkshire County Council
£42,683 to £46,503 per annum
An exciting position has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated Team Manager to join the Looked After Children and Permanence Team Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue