Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning empowers local communities to influence the direction of travel for development in their area, including the number and location of homes, design standards, infrastructure requirements and aspirational policies.  It is a product of the Localism Act 2011. Over recent years Urban Edge Environmental has carried out Strategic Environmental Assessments, Sustainability Appraisals and Habitats Regulations Assessments for a range of Neighbourhood Plans.

  • Our Clients

    Urban Edge, within a very short timescale, provided a thorough and accurate SEA for our Neighbourhood Plan. Over half the Parish lies within the Chichester Harbour AONB with its protected areas for nature conservation, some being of international significance. We also have nearly 40 Listed buildings, several historic settlements, including a Conservation Area, and many other constraints. The work done by Urban Edge was invaluable in helping select sites for the 350 required new homes (12% increase parish wide) and went unchallenged. They were easy to work with and we would not hesitate to have them again.

    Robert Hayes, Chair, Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
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