Share your views as part of sites consultation

Published: Monday, 02 October 2017

Members of the public are being asked to contribute their views on a host of sites put forward for potential development as part of the Local Plan Part 2.

The Local Plan is a statutory document that sets out the long-term strategy for how and where development should happen in the town, and how it will be delivered.  The Plan will provide detailed planning policies and identify areas for development, as well as areas that should be protected from development up to 2029.

As part of this work, last year the Borough Council carried out a call for sites, seeking for those who owned property and land across the borough with development potential to come forward. Now members of the public have an opportunity to share comments and feedback on the sites identified which might help meet the housing needs of the borough.

Councillor Tim Hadland, Council Cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “We now have a comprehensive site list and before we can proceed, we must consult the public on the areas involved.

“The list identifies a wide range of sites and is not intended to assess their viability. Some will be absolutely appropriate for development and others might not.

“Consultation at this stage will see the publication of maps outlining the positions of every site, so residents can see precisely which sites have been identified and can comment on them.

“The Local Plan is the blueprint for development of the Town in the future, and I would urge everyone to become involved in this latest stage of the process.”

Full details are available on our planning pages. The consultation will remain open until 13 November 2017.