Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Place Plan - WORK DONE TO DATE...
|WHAT'S A PLACE PLAN?|
Place Plans were recently introduced by the Welsh Government, as a way of encouraging greater community engagement in local town planning decision making.
The Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Place Plan presents an opportunity for local people, working together with the Town Council, to:
The Place Plan for the next 5-10 years will give us a layer of planning information that adds real local detail – Newtown detail - to what is in the overall Powys Local Development Plan.
|HOW YOU HAVE HELPED US DEVELOP THE PLAN SO FAR|
The Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Place Plan is making great progress! Much of the work has been rather under the radar for now because, after getting underway at a Stakeholder Workshop in January, all sorts of local people and groups have been busily but quietly gathering evidence and talking to people who live and work in our community area. This has all been slowly building essential and strong foundations for the Place Plan.
Work undertaken to date includes:
Stakeholder event 30th Jan 2019
At this lively event in January a remarkably wide range of people who play a role in Newtown came together to explore issues and topics that could be included in the Place Plan. The event also highlighted the significant number of local initiatives already underway in the areas of business, heritage and the environment.
Positive input & views recorded on:
8 Organisations signed up at the event to help with evidence collection & several others expressing an interest.
School Councils Event 13th Feb 2019
We met with students from the school councils of 9 local schools:
Total number attending was 43 (34 pupils, 9 staff).
Later in the year, we worked with geography students from the High School to collect vital evidence about footpaths, community facilities and open spaces.
120 members of the public joined us at 4 public drop in events:
You gave us your views on:
You can read reports about the drop in events below:
Between April & September 2019, we were delighted to work with dozens of local volunteers to collect specific data on topics such as footpaths and cycleways, playgrounds and open spaces, signage, accessibility, character areas and community facilities. The results of this work will be published with the final plan.
October & November Stakeholder Events - Assessing The Evidence
At stakeholder workshops in October & November 2019, we bought together all the evidence and feedback given on the topics below. We worked with those that attended to draw out key points and start work on a draft of the plan.
Drafting The Place Plan Document
|PLACE PLAN - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
WILL THIS PLAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
WHAT WILL THE PLACE PLAN CONTAIN?
The Place Plan will cover the Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn geographical area and comprise 3 sections:
2. A “Well-being Section”. A record of the “non land-use” issues that you think need addressing. For example, sports & recreation, health provision, tourism and transport. To be used as evidence for attracting investment.
3. Projects This section will contain your ideas for solutions to the town’s needs. Projects ready for development and investment.
HAVEN’T WE ALREADY GOT A TOWN PLAN?
NLTC’s 5 Year Strategy – this sets out what the Town Council will deliver within its legal powers.
The Place Plan is different because:
HOW WILL THE PLACE PLAN BENEFIT THE TOWN?
The Place Plan will: