This website has been created to share information about the work in progress to establish a Neighbourhood Forum for the Queen’s Park Ward Area with the purpose of creating a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Some local residents got together and organised three Community Workshops ( Download the presentation from the meetings) in Autumn 2017, to which anyone living or working within the Queen’s Park Ward Area was invited. A presentation set the scene and discussions identified things which people think are important about the area.
A short video clip – ‘Understanding Neighbourhood Planning’ https://mycommunity.org.uk/take-action/neighbourhood-planning/ – provided an overview of what local communities might hope to achieve by creating a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
A Neighbourhood Development Plan is a framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It is different from other planning documents because it is prepared by the local community. Once it has been completed through a statutory process and adopted by the Council, the policies in the plan will be used, alongside the Council's planning policy documents, to make decisions on planning applications in the area. Read a Quick Guide to Neighbourhood Plans. Further information and resources can be found at www.mycommunity.org.uk
To apply to the Council to establish a Neighbourhood Forum and designate a Neighbourhood Plan Area a minimum of 21 signatories are required. People have expressed their willingness to propose the Queen’s Park Ward Area Neighbourhood Forum via a brief form
Our Application to establish the Queen’s Park Ward Area Neighbourhood Forum and to designate the Neighbourhood Area was submitted to Bournemouth Borough Council, which has a Consultation Process Download running from 22nd January 2018 to 5th March 2018. Details of this process are found at www.bournemouth.gov.uk/queens-park
Once established, the Neighbourhood Forum will have a Constitution (link to proposed Constitution Download) which sets out how work to build the Neighbourhood Development Plan will be overseen.
Participation in the Neighbourhood Forum, and the work to develop the Neighbourhood Plan is community-led and undertaken on a voluntary basis. Anyone wishing to be part of this should Contact Us.
Once established, the Forum can apply for Government funding to facilitate the Plan’s formulation, for example to buy-in planning expertise or administrative support.
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