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Sneinton Vision- Your comments please!

posted 6 Mar 2012, 08:47 by Tom Hughes   [ updated 7 Mar 2012, 06:16 ]
We are happy to announce the release of the draft Sneinton Neighbourhood Design Vision. This is an initial draft, and we want as many people as possible to give feedback. 

You can view the draft Vision on the Sneinton Vision web page: http://www.sneintonvision.org

Or you can download the draft Vision from the link at the bottom of this story.


If you have comments, please email them to Tom.

Based on a careful analysis of the more-than 200 detailed responses received from our public consultation events, the draft Vision sets out six big ideas for the future of Sneinton. 

It is worded as a manifesto or letter from the Sneinton community, to be read by anyone proposing to make a new development in Sneinton. The idea is that a developer will take on board the six ideas while they are hatching their plans, and try to respond to them in the designs and drawings that they put in for planning permission.

Examples would be- 
  • A new housing development could include a small garden when neighbours can meet and socialise near their homes
  • Plans for a row of shops would include in the design some new trees and place for parking bikes.
  • When the Highways Department redesign a road junction, they make sure that it is easy for pedestrians to cross over
At the moment, people, groups and businesses in  Sneinton are usually excluded from the big developments that happen in and around the area, only getting to see plans when they are put in for planning permission with the Council. By that stage, it is often too late to get the plans changed to be better for Sneinton, so it just comes down to complaining. 

In the future, the Sneinton Design Vision will make it clear how new developments can help to improve Sneinton: if the designs submitted for planning meet the ideas in the Neighbourhood Design Vision, then the community will support them through the process!
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Tom Hughes,
6 Mar 2012, 08:47
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