public invited to chose from a shortlist of five >>> >>> deadline Tuesday 12th July
The architecture competition for Port Royal has just closed:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal and the Eastern Town >>> architecture competition to re-imagine Port Royal comes to a close
Five entries have been shortlisted – and one of them is from a local author:
Futures Forum: Port Royal: Envisioning the Ham Sidmouth >>> new book and local entry to architecture competition
All five entries are now on show at Kennaway House until Tuesday 12th July
– and here are some photos from the exhibition just received:
The current thread on Streetlife has put the competition in the context of the emerging neighbourhood plan:
Posters around town say, ‘You are invited to vote to select the winner of the competition. A judging panel of experts and local people have whittled down the entries to a shortlist of 5, but the final choice is yours.’
The five finalists are all very different, and some with a definite the Wow factor! They’re on display in Kennaway House, in the first room on the right at the top of the stairs to main entrance). .It’s open Mon-Fri 10h00-4.30pm and sometimes at weekends too). Simply pick your favourite (they’re numbered 1 to 5) , and cast your vote in the box provided, BY TUESDAY JULY 12th 2016.
Flippancy aside I will look and I will vote (and accept the result)
it would be good to see the NP questionnaire being promoted alongside the competition by all those involved. The Neighbourhood Plan will have genuine statutory powers that the community will be able to use to decide on future developments in the town.
Can a neighbourhood plan stop development from happening in the area?
No – a neighbourhood plan can guide development to be more appropriate to local context and help decide where it goes within the area. A neighbourhood plan cannot stop development and government has made it clear that it is not a tool for residents to oppose proposals for new developments close to them. A neighbourhood plan can only include proposals for an equal (or greater) amount of growth than is set out in the Council’s development plan, regional and national guidance.
Yes and no. A Neighbourhood Plan can not override a Local Plan in terms of what might be set out in an adopted Local Plan – e.g. 50 houses at Knowle – but it can predetermine development within a town if it does not directly conflict with the Local Plan.
The statutory element comes in once the NP is approved and adopted. If the local community and council accept and adopt a Neighbourhood Plan then developments in the area will need to conform to it and be judged by it.
So, if in this instance an architectural competition has been set up for Eastern Town then if the objectives of that plan align with the approved objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan then (putting the issue of land ownership within the footprint of the competition to one side for the moment) they have a much greater chance of attracting the right developers. Which potentially can only be a good thing for the town. But the development can not override what is in the Local Plan and must conform to that as a priority.
Hope that makes sense.
Our local MP has some interesting ideas too:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal and the Eastern Town >>> “a wrap-around car park, weaved between starter flats”