NWRAF (North West Rural affairs Forum)

Today I attended the North West Rural Affairs Forum, which was held in Kendal. The focus of the meeting was the question of 'Affordable Housing'. It was both a stimulating and interesting occasion and an opportunity for me personally to gain more of an insight into this issue and the variety of approaches in different parts of the North West.

It was particularly pleasing to hear reports on the significance and value of the 'Parish Planning' process and the centrality of public involvement in achieving the successful compilation of community plans.