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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Community consultation on Lambeth's local plan

Waterloo Community Development Groupe are hosting a borough-wide community consultation on Lambeth's Local Plan on Saturday 20 April 11am-3pm.

Lambeth is the fifth densest borough in the country, but has seen rises of 28% in the population of some wards in the past decade. This growth is set to accelerate, along with a growth in jobs. How can this be achieved while protecting the amenity of residents and tackling the significant pockets of deprivation? The answers to this should be in the Local Plan, which is now out for six week consultation. This plan will help fashion all future development in Lambeth for the next decade and contains a lot of new or significantly changed policies.

Lambeth Council are running a couple of evening workshops on affordable housing and town centres by way of consultation. But on the principle that community consultation is most effective when run by the community for the community, WCDG are hosting this borough-wide event at Stockwell YMCA, 40-60 Stockwell Rd, SW9 9ES. A light lunch will be provided.

The purpose of the event is to maximise community involvement in the Lambeth Local Plan, and is primarily aimed at Lambeth residents and voluntary/ community organisations, to help understand how to better influence planning policy and decision-making.

Sessions include:

How the planning process works and how to respond to the draft Local Plan
Improving the public realm and protecting heritage assets
Community facilities - schools, open space, libraries, community hubs - and maximising community benefits through s106 and CIL
Accommodating an increasing population, including affordable housing
Getting more local jobs through new development
How to help regenerate your town centre

WCDG will use examples of things that have worked and things that have not worked over the last decade, and want to hear about what is working in your area. If there is a topic you would like to see covered, all suggestions are welcome.

Please email Michael Ball if you wish to attend.

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