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Sneinton Vision gets a grilling

posted 11 Mar 2012, 01:58 by Tom Hughes


The draft Neighbourhood Design Vision for Sneinton got a grilling on Friday 9th March from a panel of expert architects, planners and urban designers. 

The panel, organised by OPUN, took a tour of the area with Colin Haynes of Alchemy and NottinghamEssence as a guide. At The Old School Hall, they then reviewed three building designs for sites in Sneinton completed by 2nd year architecture students from Nottingham Trent University. Finally, discussion moved on to the draft Neighbourhood Design Vision - the panel gave constructive feedback on how the Vision might be reworded to:
  • make it easier to understand
  • make it more applicable as part of the Planning system, and 
  • be more robust when used to assess proposed developments.
Local residents and Councillors also attended the event, adding to a vital and lively discussion about Sneinton and its particular strengths and challenges.

Overall feedback on the Vision was positive. Sneinton is one of the first neighbourhoods in the country to take on the challenge of the changes to the planning system and the opportunities that these raise for local people to get more involved in the future of their area.

If you would like to have your say on the draft Neighbourhood Design Vision, please download the file below. It includes information on how to give your feedback. To find out more about the Sneinton Vision project, please visit the Sneinton Vision website.

Pictures:
Left: Panel members at Hermitage Square during their tour of Sneinton.
Right: At The Old School Hall, discussion with NTU students about their projects
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Tom Hughes,
11 Mar 2012, 01:58
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