The Council is urging residents to have their say on the Bassetlaw Plan, which sets out the potential blueprint for housing, regeneration and other development in the district up to the year 2035.
Just some of the proposals included in the Draft Local Plan are that by 2035; a total of 6,630 homes need to be built in the District; a total of 136 hectares of employment land should be created to attract investment and provide future jobs; and two new Garden Villages could be created.
The Plan also focuses on ensuring that both housing and economic development is of the right type and character, and in the right location to meet the needs of future generations.
Consultation on the Draft ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ began on 14th January and has already attracted more than 50 responses through a series of consultation events across Bassetlaw, in addition to information on 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 and 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 is carrying out as it will shape our District for a generation. It is vital that people have their say.”
“I would encourage all Bassetlaw Residents to attend one of the consultation events where you will be able to speak with the Planning Policy Officers who have created the Bassetlaw Plan, have a look at what the Plan contains, ask questions and be part of the conversation.”
The Draft Bassetlaw Plan is available on the Council’s website and is being taken direct to residents across the district as part of a total of 21 public consultation events where Planning Policy Officers can answer any questions you may have. Residents and other interested parties have until Sunday 10th March to be part of the consultation.
In addition to housing and regeneration, The Bassetlaw Plan also addresses issues such as Energy Efficiency and Waste Management, Renewable and Low Carbon Energy, Protecting and Enhancing Landscapes, Conserving Bassetlaw’s History and Heritage Assets, Community Services and Facilities, and much more.
View the Draft Bassetlaw Plan, take part in the consultation, or view the list of consultation events taking place across Bassetlaw on the Bassetlaw Plan page.
Last Updated on Friday, March 15, 2019