2016 - Planning and Neighbourhood Plans

On Thursday 3 March 2016 the AONB held an event about Planning and Neighbourhood Plans in Outstanding Landscapes, featuring both Dedham Vale and Suffolk Caost & Heaths AONBs. This included reference to the AONB guide A Guidance Note for preparing Neighbourhood Plans in the Suffolk & Essex Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This was the programme, and you can look at the presentations by clicking on the links.

Planning and Neighbourhood Plans in Outstanding Landscapes

Thurs 3 March 2016
From 9:45 to 1:00
At the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone
Facilitated by the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team.

10:00 Welcome and introduction to the day: David Wood, Chair of the AONB

10:10 Neighbourhood Plans: A power for local communities to shape development
Sarah Sapsford, Rural Community Council of Essex

10:30 Landscape matters in Neighbourhood Planning
Simon Amstutz, AONB Manager

10:50 Neighbourhood Planning: The view from those that are developing one
Chris Stevenson, West Bergholt Parish Council and Neighbourhood Planning Group

11:10 Q+A of speakers above, refreshments

12:00 Responding to Planning Applications: The dos and don’ts
Karen Syrett, Place Strategy Manager, Colchester Borough Council

12:20 The view from the developer
Stuart Cock, Managing Director, Mersea Homes

12:40 Q+A of speakers above
12:55 Chair’s closing comments

For further information contact Simon Amstutz, AONB Manager, at simon.amstutz@suffolk.gov.uk or 01394 445225

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