6.1 Develop a neighbourhood “kitemark”

  • Public, voluntary, community and faith organisations should work in collaboration with local people to develop a neighbourhood ‘kite mark’ , defining and establishing a common standard for neighbourhoods and understanding the minimum assets that neighbourhoods need to function well. This can then inform and shape future planning. The localism act could provide tools that communities can use to affect how services are delivered.
  • The ‘kite-mark’ can be based around:
    • The provision of services
    • Green space and community facilities
    • An asset base or local enterprise capable of generating income
    • Effective transport links including cycle routes
    • Understanding that individuals and families as assets
    • A neighbourhood asset that would place the neighbourhood on the map and give its residents something to be proud of
  • Organisations need to build on the learning from the neighbourhood community budgeting pilots.