Meeting of Sidmouth Town CouncilMonday 6 July 2015 at 6.30pm - Agenda
Here is the outline scoping document to be considered by Councillors:
Here's a comparison with the Neighbourhood Planning process currently underway in Feniton:
First consultation exercise for Feniton’s Neighbourhood Plan | Susie Bond
Feniton Neighbourhood Plan powers ahead | Susie Bond
Feniton: Neighbourhood Plan event 5 July | East Devon Watch
And here are some pieces of news on the Neighbourhood Planning process nationally:
The Court of Appeal has rejected a developer’s challenge over the inclusion of site allocation policies in a neighbourhood development plan
Local Government Lawyer - Developer loses Court of Appeal challenge over neighbourhood plan
Pending Neighbourhood Plans: developers lose court case | East Devon Watch
Architects call for NPPF reform over 'viability' concerns | News | Building Design
NPPF allows “practitioners of the dark arts” to cut new social housing | East Devon Watch
The new Government aims to increase housing supply and access to home ownership. A number of policies to boost housing supply were set out in the Conservative Party 2015 Manifesto and a Housing Bill has now been announced in the Queen’s Speech, to be introduced in this Parliamentary session. In terms of planning reform the Housing Bill is expected to introduce a statutory register for brownfield land, to help achieve the target of getting Local Development Orders in place on 90% of suitable brownfield sites by 2020 and to simplify and speed up the neighbourhood planning system.
The Library briefing paper on Neighbourhood Planning provides further information about this area.
Non planning related policies to incentivise house building are outside the scope of this note, but are set out in Library briefing paper Stimulating housing supply - Government initiatives.
Research Briefings - Planning for Housing
NPPF and Neighbourhood Plans: new Government report | East Devon Watch
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Town Council: first meeting following elections >>> reports >>> Neighbourhood Plan >>> Knowle Public Open Space
Futures Forum: Neighbourhood Plan @ Newton Poppleford: input needed: Monday 16th February
Futures Forum: Save Clyst St Mary: of neighbourhood plans and over-development: next public meeting: Thurs 19th February