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Planning Voice

In the 1970s during a period of massive development in the Borough the Law Centre provided support for local residents around planning issues. Given the scale of development that is now happening, and following discussions with residents groups this is an area that we are developing again.

We have secured some initial 1 year funding from United St Saviours Charity and will set up a new project by August 2017. The project will be focused in the North of the Borough – the United St Saviours area of benefit.

What are we aiming to do?

Help local residents to have a say in major developments affecting where they live.
Support them to ensure they are treated fairly by developers and receive any mitigation to which they are entitled.

The outcomes:

  • Residents are empowered to participate in the planning process
  • Residents have greater health and well-being as a result of being able to participate in the process.
  • There will be an improvement in the way that statutory agencies consult with local people
  • Developers will be held to account in terms of commitments made in Development Consent Orders.

How will we do it?

Southwark Law Centre will employ a specialist caseworker who will:

  • Provide training for community groups and TRAs so they can become champions passing information on effective challenges.
  • Consultancy support for local action groups.
  • One to one support in cases involving mitigation.

If your group or Tenants Residents Association are interested in a workshop or you would like to find out more about the project please contact sally.causer@southwarklawcentre.org.uk

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