St Paul's Neighbourhood Plan

Ashley Ward Neighbourhood Plan

As the coordinators of the St Pauls Community/Neighbourhood Planning in partnership with Black South West Network (BSWN) and Vocalise, we want to look into some of the issues that the current gentrification of the area is bringing, such as the decanting of parts of the BAME community without affordable provision. The output of this neighbourhood plan is a proposal that respects the wishes of the existing communities and provides visualisations of the proposed developments.

The current work so far, on the creation of a St Pauls Neighbourhood plan, and proposals for the development of a ‘Green Way’ path are shared below.

St Paul's Neighbourhood Plan

St Pauls Neighbourhood Plan

Since the closure of St. Paul’s Unlimited, the St. Paul’s Neighbourhood Plan has been facilitated by Cognitive Paths. Our aim is to connect local organisations and residents with the planning authorities and developers. Supporting the community to take ownership of local assets will hopefully result in a strengthening of the community, an improvement in the maintenance and care of the spaces, a boosting in tourism and local businesses, and a preservation of heritage.

We provided support in the administration, the setting up and hosting  of meetings, in technical matters, updated planning documents, and hosted community discussion. The initial stages of community consultation have been completed with the assistance of U.W.E. architecture students. We explored whether the parks and public green spaces groups in St. Pauls, Montpelier, and St. Werburghs would collaborate to develop a lead organisation to develop the green space framework. We also facilitated a discussion around the preservation of St. Pauls’ culture and heritage through a creative and aspirational museum. The project culminated in proposing interventions to uplift the green area such as a community garden, a market, local events, activities for young people, redevelopment, and artwork.

St Paul's Neighbourhood Plan

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St Paul's Neighbourhood Plan
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