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Community safety: a community development approach

London Women and Planning Forum/Womens Design Service Publication date: 1998 Ranking: useful Report of seminar that looked at how to address safety in the community with particular reference to women. Speakers included representatives from Womens Design Service, Hammersmith and Fulham

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DCLG Planning policy for traveller sites

Dept of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Publication date: March 2012 Ranking: useful  This document sets out the Government’s planning policy for traveller sites. It should be read in conjunction with the National Planning Policy Framework.  This policy must be taken

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A forgotten resource: overview of women in regeneration

Women’s Design Service Broadsheet No.26 Publication date: 1995 Ranking: useful Note describes role of women in regeneration as both beneficiiaries and decision-makers. Stresses need for women to be represented in groups seeking to deal with regeneration issues and finding that

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Residential neighbourhoods

Womens Design Service (WDS) Broadsheet No.15 Publication date: 1994 Ranking: useful Note describing how local neighbourhoods can be more effectively represented through community consultation about planning issues. How to view a copy Please contact the North Somerset Council Access Officer. How

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Development advice

Womens Design Service (WDS) Publication date: 1992 Ranking: useful This note is an overview of the development advice process for both community groups and their advisers It was developed, in part, from experiences gained of an actual development advice project which

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Public places, future spaces

Womens Design Service Publication date: 1994 Ranking: useful Short note describing a seminar that looked at the needs of women using the public realm. How to view a copy Please contact the North Somerset Council Access Officer. How to obtain a

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Gender audits and impact assessments

London Women and Planning Forum/Womens Design Service Publication date: 2001 Ranking: useful Note describing a seminar that assessed the role Gender Audits and Impact Assessments can play in understanding different gender needs in regeneration and planning.  This seminar fed into the

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Women and urban renaissance

London Women and Planning Forum/Womens Design Service Publication date: 2000 Ranking: useful Short note describing a seminar that looked at how needs of women could be met in the period up to 2020 through the Planning system. How to view a

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Gender equality and plan making

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Publication date: 2003 Ranking: useful This gender mainstreaming toolkit provides practical guidance on how to incorporate gender issues into planning at the local level, helping promote equality between women and men. The target audience for

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Gender and spatial planning

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful The note examines definitions of equality, the legal responsibilities of planners and the key gender issues affecting spatial planning. It then focuses on specific areas of planning, setting out key

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Planning for an ageing population

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Publication date: July 2004 Ranking: useful This report attempts to assess the implications of the ageing population in the field of town planning, especially the statutory land use planning system in the UK. It is

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Approved document Part M: Access to and use of buildings

Planning Portal Publication Date:  2016 (updated) Ranking:  Essential This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part M (Approved Document M) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Access to and use of buildings.

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