Neighbourhood Plans are all about adding local knowledge and fine grain to encourage good development that makes sense in a specific area. To work, they need to fit with and complement higher-level planning policy at National and City-wide levels.
So it's great that our working relationship with Nottingham City Council's planning team continues to be a positive one. At a recent meeting in Loxley House we were guided through the recently published Local Plan Part 2 (Land and Planning Policies) document, made aware of the current consultation on the 'Island Site' adjacent to the Neighbourhood Plan area and were able to discuss the various development sites around about. We also hope to work out a system so that we're more aware of planning application in and around the plan area so that we can comment and alert our members to consultations, and the planning team provided us with some of the census and mapping information we'll need in the coming months.
UPDATE 29/1/2016: Consultation is formally open on the Local Plan Part 2, running until March 11th 2016. Get your voice heard: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/article/30753/Consultation-on-the-Land-and-Planning-Policies-Document
Pictured above (L to R): Shabana Najib (Senior Community Organiser, Our Sneinton), Brian Grundy (Chairperson of Sneinton Neighbourhood Forum), Tom Hughes (SNF steering group member), David Thomas (Development Worker, Our Sneinton), Matt Gregory and Steve Ryder (Nottingham City Council Planners).