Stage 1 - Spring / Summer 2022
1A. Getting community views
Residents filling in our quick survey and also sharing photos.
Two or three coach tours for local people around the district to look at and comment on recent housing developments.
We are also hoping to run something for secondary school students – the all-important next generation.
1B. Getting professional views
As soon as some community information comes in, we will run a session or two (coach tour plus workshop) with planners, agents, developers and others.
Stage 2 - Autumn 2022
This will bring together community views and professional views, probably in one or more workshops.
The aim will be to agree what the updated Residential Design Guide should cover, how much detail it should (and maybe shouldn’t) go into and how it will be used by developers, the District Council …. and communities.
Stage 3 - 2023
Now things will go quiet for a while (don’t hold your breath, it could be several months) as planning officers produce a ‘Consultation Draft’ version of the Residential Design Guide.
An invitation for comments will be sent out to anybody and everybody, especially all those who will have contributed to date or just signed up to a mailing list.
Stage 4 - 2023
Officers will pick up and address all the comments made on the Consultation Draft and the final version will go to the Cabinet and Full Council to get it formally ‘adopted’.
The consultation for the Residential Design Guide is being conducted by Forest of Dean District Council Planning Team with support from consultants Place Studio, a planning and design consultancy that places community engagement at the heart of built environment projects.