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Case studies

A collection of case studies showing the experiences of groups across the country and the issues they are addressing through neighbourhood planning.


Development that reflects community needs in the absence of a local plan in Morpeth
Due to its residential appeal and popularity, Morpeth had been under considerable development pressure, leading to inappropriate development. However, despite the development need, the popular market town community remained determined that the need for growth would not jeopardize the feel and character of the area.
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Using growth to bring forward much needed community infrastructure
in Newport Pagnell.
The community was concerned about school placements, the inability to book GP appointments and the quality of existing health facilities. While the core strategy proposed 400 new homes, this level of growth would not be great enough to deliver new infrastructure.
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Working with a Housing Association to develop affordable
housing in Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Since the development of the Bembridge Neighbourhood Plan, by working with developers the local community have managed to secure and approve 21 affordable homes. Of the 21 dwellings, 13 are on Sycamore Drive – a small-scale development of affordable housing, which is made up of four discounted market sales and nine social rentals.
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Technical support for design code work in Leek Wootton and Guy’s Cliffe, Warwickshire
Leek Wootton and Guy’s Cliffe Parish Council’s neighbourhood plan was kicked off in early 2014 with consultation events. At these events the community expressed a desire to protect the local environment and to ensure new housing was in keeping with the parish character. The group received technical support to allow their neighbourhood plan to achieve this.
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Ensuring parking within development in Will Hall Farm
The neighbourhood around Will Hall Farm, a 170-dwelling site, unanimously voted to approve the development. Working together, 100% compliance to visitor parking provision was approved.
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Site assessment support in Braughing, Hertfordshire
Braughing Parish Council started preparing their neighbourhood plan with a view to improving the parish, providing new facilities and allocating key sites for development. Braughing is expected to allocate its own sites for housing to meet a population growth of 10%.
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Paving the way for affordable housing in Roseland, Cornwall
The Roseland neighbourhood plan has taken the issue of a high amount of second home ownership and lack of affordable housing for local people head on.
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