Exploring whether the UK Localism Act (2011) and effective community engagement can empower communities and deliver place sensitive development

Mark Greaves, Ombretta Romice

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Abstract

This paper illustrates the case of the historic market town of Malmesbury, England as an important example for neighbourhood planning, exploring whether localism can redress the balance of power between communities and developers, as well as facilitate community-supported development which respects and enhances a place’s character, function and identity. Given current planning and development proposals and years of substandard, inappropriate development, the town was at a crucial crossroads. Through strategic engagement led by the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, local stakeholders developed a clear and shared vision and identity, forming the basis of an effective campaign in support of sustainable growth based on the best of the town’s qualities and historic growth patterns. A design-led Neighbourhood Plan is currently being taken forward and aims to resist substandard proposals whilst constructively defining the town’s future growth and identity. The buy-in is very strong, and crucial, as will be documented.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationTradition and Heritage in the Contemporary Image of the City
Subtitle of host publicationPractise and Process
EditorsJelenski , Wozniak-Szpakiewicz E
Place of PublicationKrakow
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Planning
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Localism
Community Engagement
Historic
Community Building
Local Communities
Balance of Power
Stakeholders
England

Keywords

  • localism
  • masterplanning
  • sustainable growth
  • identity
  • empower
  • community engagement
  • neighbourhood planning
  • planning

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Greaves, M., & Romice, O. (2015). Exploring whether the UK Localism Act (2011) and effective community engagement can empower communities and deliver place sensitive development. In J., & W-S. E (Eds.), Tradition and Heritage in the Contemporary Image of the City: Practise and Process (Vol. 3). Krakow .
Greaves, Mark ; Romice, Ombretta. / Exploring whether the UK Localism Act (2011) and effective community engagement can empower communities and deliver place sensitive development. Tradition and Heritage in the Contemporary Image of the City: Practise and Process. editor / Jelenski ; Wozniak-Szpakiewicz E. Vol. 3 Krakow , 2015.
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Greaves, M & Romice, O 2015, Exploring whether the UK Localism Act (2011) and effective community engagement can empower communities and deliver place sensitive development. in J & W-S E (eds), Tradition and Heritage in the Contemporary Image of the City: Practise and Process. vol. 3, Krakow .

Exploring whether the UK Localism Act (2011) and effective community engagement can empower communities and deliver place sensitive development. / Greaves, Mark; Romice, Ombretta.

Tradition and Heritage in the Contemporary Image of the City: Practise and Process. ed. / Jelenski; Wozniak-Szpakiewicz E. Vol. 3 Krakow , 2015.

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Greaves M, Romice O. Exploring whether the UK Localism Act (2011) and effective community engagement can empower communities and deliver place sensitive development. In J, E W-S, editors, Tradition and Heritage in the Contemporary Image of the City: Practise and Process. Vol. 3. Krakow . 2015