15/05/2006 - How Master Planning is done elsewhere
No prizes for guessing HOW MASTER PLANNING IS DONE ELSEWHERE - but consider the following in relation to how ERYC dismisses attempts to find out just what it is doing. Comments please!
--------------- has undertaken:
masterplanning studies within the most acute areas of low demand housing. This work involved extensive community consultation with residents and community stakeholders over several months. Residents and stakeholders were asked about issues affecting their homes and their neighbourhoods; the masterplanning consultants undertook in depth analyses regarding the areas in question, including the issues associated with the housing stock , estate layouts and quality of environments and access to facilities.
Through the process of consultation that took various forms, residents were involved in determining preferred options for the future of the neighbourhoods. The preferred options include a range of works including:
facelift works to properties; environmental works within estates; selective clearance in some areas with new replacement homes being planned with improved estate layouts and increased tenure choice. The overall aim being to make the areas more attractive to existing and new households to ensure more sustainable neighbourhoods for the future.
Copies of the masterplans have been provided to the Pathfinder area's Tenants and Residents Associations together with placing copies in the local libraries. A Pathfinder newsletter has been established to keep residents informed. Tenant and community representatives have been involved in Pathfinder Meetings with Officers and help plan the ongoing community consultation and the developing Pathfinder Programme.
The masterplans will be submitted to -------- Council's Cabinet this year. If approved they will be used as a guiding development framework to assist and ensure sustainability of future development proposals in those areas.
Pathfinder are working closely with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) who continue to assist ------------ in seeking to transform neighbourhoods and low and fragile housing market demand. More information on CABE can be found at www.cabe.org.uk.