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What is A Place Plan?

A place plan is a document which evidences the need for action in improving the economic, social and environmental condition of a defined area. It is produced form an analysis of the latest data about that area and consultations with local people and businesses about what they think are the most important things that need to change. As well as a physical document, the place plan approach sets up a new way of working on shared priorities between the Isle of Wight council, local town and parish councils, local business organisations and community groups, based on mutual trust and respect. So far, Newport and Ryde, have committed to the production and operation of place plans

What will it look like?

The Place Plan will need to develop /capture the following information:

  • The regeneration vision and objectives for the town and parish and its constituents (resident and commercial) for the next 10 years
  • The regeneration vision and objectives of the IWC
  • Specific priorities and needs of the town and evidence of these to support any action
  • Identification of any past, present or future Plans and discussions, from any party, and their current status
  • Identification of any potential resources to be made available from all stakeholders to tackle identified needs
  • A `SMART` Action plan with clear allocation of task holders
  • A structured measurement process to identify progress, barriers and inform new thinking
  • A shared steering group governance to ensure transparency, commitment and best use of resources are applied.

What would the be the potential benefits?

It would highlight the agreed, evidenced needs of the area to help inform future spending and making funding applications for third party funding to address local concerns ie paying for itself very quickly.

It would provide a stronger voice on local issues in helping making informed decisions

In a continuing climate of pressured resources enabling better use of shared resources on the things everyone agrees matter most

What is its status?

A place plan doesn't have the same legal status in planning terms as a neighbourhood plan but is quicker and cheaper to produce. Local place plans would be referenced in the new Island Plan as needing to be taking into account when developing and submitting planning applications

How long would it take?

Once instructed the process would take between 4-5 months

Last updated 08:57 on 8 July 2020

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