Neighbourhood planning gives communities the opportunity to decide where new development would best be suited and what it should look like. This can be residential, commercial and even industrial.
A neighbourhood plan must be in line with the district’s Local Plan and is subject to an independent examination and community referendum. If approved, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the district’s Local Plan and it is used in helping to make decisions on planning applications.
A final consultation will now take place before the Slyne-with-Hest neighbourhood plan is submitted for examination by an independent planning inspector, who will determine if it meets certain criteria requirements and standards.
Roland Stretch, Chair of Slyne-with-Hest Parish Council, said: "Over many years a dedicated group of people have worked tirelessly to develop a neighbourhood plan for Slyne-with-Hest. Thanks to their attention to detail we have reached this point in the plan ready for Regulation 16 consultation. The parish council and the Neighbourhood Plan Committee have been mindful of the views of the community and we're aware that we need to meet the future needs for our area. We have consulted at every stage and feel this is the best plan for our area of Slyne-with-Hest."
Anyone wishing to be involved can view the submitted neighbourhood plan and associated documents at Keepconnected.lancaster.gov.uk/slyne-with-hest-np-consultation.
Comments can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to Planning and Place Service, Planning and Housing Strategy Team, Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ. Paper copies are also available for viewing during office hours at Morecambe Town Hall, Slyne-with-Hest Memorial Hall by appointment and the new Church Hall during office opening times
The deadline for representations is Friday March 18.
Last updated: 08 February 2022