Residents to have say on ‘Local Plan’

Bassetlaw District Council will be launching a district wide consultation period as part of the next stage of its Draft Local Plan, following approval from Councillors in December.

The Draft ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ sets out the Council’s priorities when it comes to housing, regeneration and other developments in the district that will take place up to the year 2035.

It looks at how the Council can shape the delivery of new housing, as well as ensuring that development is of the right type and character, and in the right location to meet the needs of future generations.

The plan also focuses on delivering employment land across Bassetlaw to provide future jobs and opportunities that will attract investment into the District.

Consultation on the Draft ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ will be launched on 14th January 2019, before embarking on a tour of Bassetlaw where Planning Policy Officers will visit 18 villages, in addition to the towns of Worksop, Retford and Harworth & Bircotes, as part of an eight-week consultation period that will include a total of 22 events.

Further information about the dates and venues of the consultation events will be available in the new year, but residents and interested parties will also be able to view and comment on the Draft ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ via the Council’s website.

Councillor Jo White, Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw District Council and Cabinet Member for Economic Development said:

“The ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ is fundamental to the growth and success of our District over the next 15 years. This draft document is the next stage of our conversation with local people, businesses and communities about how we can achieve Government housing requirements in a way that is good for Bassetlaw residents now and in the future.

“The ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ also sets out our own aspirations for how we allocate land for jobs, investment and increased opportunities for local people. This is one of the most important pieces of work the Council will be carrying out as it will shape our District for a generation, it is vital that people have their say.”

Last Updated on Monday, February 4, 2019