Neighbourhood planning gives communities the chance to decide where new development should be and what it should look like. A plan might include new homes, shops and offices.
A neighbourhood plan must be in line with the council’s Local Plan and is subject to an independent examination and community referendum. If approved, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the council’s Local Plan and it is used in helping to make decisions on planning applications in that area.
The city council will be consulting on the application for four weeks from Tuesday November 7 until Tuesday December 5, before making a decision.
Chairperson Graham Jackson-Pitt of Arkholme with Cawood Parish Council, said: “Creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Arkholme gives members of our community the opportunity to shape the future of their parish and help to meet the needs of those who enjoy living, working and learning within it.”
The application, draft designation map and supporting submission can be viewed on the website www.lancaster.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning Copies of the application documents are also available for inspection from Monday – Friday (9am to 5pm) at Lancaster and Morecambe town halls.
Comments on the application can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Planning Policy Team, Lancaster City Council, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA11PJ. Comments must be submitted by no later than 5pm on Tuesday December 5, 2017.
Last updated: 15 November 2017