Isle folk have a final opportunity to have a say on the future growth and development of North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire Council is inviting comment from the public on its blueprint for the future, over six weeks starting from today, April 25.
Full exhibitions on future plans will be shown this month in Epworth and Crowle.
Proposals are set out in the Housing and Employment Land Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD). This is an important part of the full planning blueprint for the area - the Local Development Framework.
The DPD indicates specific sites where new homes, jobs and businesses will be located, with community development limits to show allocated sites.
This final DPD follows lengthy study that included consultation with local communities, statutory bodies and others.
Soon the document will be sent to the Government to be scrutinized by an independent Planning Inspector.
Residents can still say whether they think the proposals will work or if they deem specified sites as suitable?
The DPD can be viewed online at: www.northlincs.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/planning-policy/local-dev-framework/housing-employment-land-allocations/, at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe or at your nearest local link or library.
To comment on proposals set out in the DPD complete the online consultation at: www.northlincs.gov.uk/your-council/have-your-say/consultations-and-petitions/consultations/current-consultations/ .
Alternatively you can collect a form from your nearest local link or library to comment on the plan. Send completed forms to Spatial Planning, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1AB or you can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consultation period ends at 4.30pm on June 6.
See plans in detail at exhibitions on May 12 at the Resource Centre, Crowle from noon to 7pm, and May 19 at the Imperial Hall, Epworth from noon to 7pm.
Or visit The Pods in Scunthorpe on May 20 at the same times.
Following consultation, the council will send all comments and other background material and evidence to the Government for independent examination. This is set to take place over this summer. The independent examination should be in late 2014, with final adoption in summer 2015.
The document will then form part of the development plan for North Lincolnshire and will be referred to when any planning decisions are made.
Coun Liz Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It’s really important that all residents have the chance to have their say on this crucial document - and this is the last chance before it is sent to Government. This document is part of the Local Development Framework and will help transform North Lincolnshire over the next 12 years.
“It is imperative that sufficient housing and employment land is allocated to assist in the transformation of North Lincolnshire’s economy. This is exactly what the DPD does. It also looks at development limits that are important to all of our local communities, regardless of their size.
“I urge everyone interested in North Lincolnshire’s future to get involved and share your comments.”
For more details about the Local Development Framework visit the council’s website: www.northlincs.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/planning-policy/local-dev-framework/, call 01724 297573/297570 or email email@example.com.