Neighbourhood Plans

 

Neighbouhood PlansFor decades people have been infuriated by planning regulations, which they feel are inappropriate to remote rural areas. Our communities want more control over the style, scale and location of housing developments, and they want to allow farming families to do barn conversions to house their children. On Thursday 7th March the residents of upper Eden voted 90% in favour of their own neighbourhood plan. This is the first community-written plan in the country. By giving planning power to local parishes, it delivers something fundamental; the ability to shape your own home environment. It is key to affordable housing, to the next generation of farming, to small businesses, and to  preserving the beauty of an area we love.

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RORY STEWART MP RECEIVES UPDATE ON NATIONAL GRID’S CUMBRIAN PLANS

Rory Stewart MP has met with the National Grid project team to look over detailed maps and plans in connection with its ongoing community information events, designed to inform the public and local communities in Cumbria of ongoing plans for the new connection to link new sources of electricity into the grid in Cumbria and […]

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RORY STEWART MP ANNOUNCES LONGTOWN COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSION ON TOWN PLANNING

Rory’s office will be hosting a drop-in session for members of the Longtown community interested in contributing their thoughts, ideas and suggestions to the future development of the town and the conservation of its unique border architecture. The meeting is part of Rory’s Seven Market Towns Study, a project looking closely at Penrith and The […]

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RORY LOBBIES PLANNING MINISTER FOR MORE CLT SUPPORT

Rory, following discussions with the Director of the national network of Community Land Trusts Catherine Harrington, has been lobbying Planning Minister Nick Boles to provide more government support and assurances that the growing network – which will see community-led affordable housing projects, such as that in Crosby Ravensworth, flourish – will continue to have the […]

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rory hails cumbria taking the national lead

Just before midnight, on Thursday the 7th March, the residents of Upper Eden voted 90% in favor of their own neighbourhood plan.  This is the first such referendum in the country, and it’s the largest.  The process, which was driven by Tom Woof, and the community of Upper Eden, caught the imagination of the nation.  […]

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rory invites planning minister to see upper eden community plan

Rory and Gordon Nicolson – leader of Eden  District Council – have invited Planning Minister Nick Boles to pay a visit to the area in the New Year to get a better sense of the groundbreaking Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan. The Draft Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan – covering Brough Parish and 16 surrounding parishes in […]