CLG has released the list of areas applying for grants of up to 20,000 to prepare a neighbourhood level plan with the local community. Read more
Home Group is launching neighbourhood management in four new areas, building on previous initiatives and community development work. It is expected that the new initiatives will be a test bed for new approaches and innovation. The areas that have been selected are
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John Low, Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, writes in the Guardian that new communities are at risk without public investment and management. Drawing on their latest research, John Low argues that mature and longstanding partnerships between different local organisations play a major role in the quality and durability of new neighbourhoods. Read the full article here.
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West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates’ residents group is planning to mount legal challenges to prevent Capital & Counties’ £8bn regeneration plan of Earls Court from going ahead. The group want to take advantage of a law that Labour passed and the coalition has promised to back as part of the “Big Society” that would allow them to transfer tenancies into a mutual organisation that residents would then own. Read more
Telford & Wrekin Council has received £60,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) to take forward Neighbourhood Planning in three neighbourhoods. Waters Upton, Madeley and Ercall Magna Parish Councils will be among the first in the country to take part in the Neighbourhood Planning Front Runners Scheme. Read more