Quarterly meetings

The presentations from the meeting on 15 October have been uploaded to the NPN websitehere
Topics were the Joint Spatial Plan and the Statement of Community Involvement review.
The consultation on the Joint Spatial Plan will start on November 9th.
It is going to affect development in Bristol so don’t forget to have your say.
Reminder the papers for the Joint Strategic Board meeting here

Meeting dates for 2016 are as follows:

Tuesday 12th January 5:30-7pm
Tuesday 12th April 5:30-7pm
Tuesday 12th July 5:30-7pm
Tuesday 11th October 5.30-7pm 

Heritage Regeneration workshop
is being held in Swindon on November 4th by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust through BRICK, the education programme which provides expertise and resources to support community groups and others involved with heritage regeneration projects. This particular workshop will feature speakers from Department for Communities and Local Government, Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise, Purcell and members from their team covering topics ranging from conservation issues and impact evaluation to innovative financing and governance. The chair of the Mechanic’s Institution Trust will also be sharing case studies of the group’s work in the local area.
More information can be found on their website at http://brick-work.org/events/brick-workshop-16-swindon/ . If you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact them through this email address or can call Elizabeth Bullen directly at 020 3262 0560.

Housing and Space Standards:
reminder that National Space Standards now apply rather than the Bristol City Council standards July 2011. The National Space Standards came into force on October 1st 2015.

BCC has published guidance notes on how all the Housing Standards will be applied here

Office to Residential use conversion.
The Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has confirmed that the temporary permitted development right has now been made permanent.
See press release here 

BCC website changes.

Unfortunately recent BCC website changes have affected all the links on the NPN website and it will take a bit of time to update. In due course, if you spot anything that needs changing that I have missed, please let me know.

If there is anything on their website in planning that is missing/ doesn’t appear when searched for/ broken, please let me and them know.