Residents to have say on ‘Local Plan’

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, subject to approval from Councillors this month.

The Draft Bassetlaw Local 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 2037.

The first public consultation with residents took place in January 2019 and the comments received have been used to update the Draft Local Plan in preparation for this second stage of public consultation.

However, for the first time, this latest consultation will give residents the opportunity to ‘have their say’ on specific housing and employment sites within the plan.

Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “The Bassetlaw Plan is fundamental to the growth and success of our District over the next 17 years. This 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 the Council's aspirations for how land is allocated 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 have a major influence on the shape of this area for a generation, it is absolutely vital that people take a look at what is being proposed and have their say.”

Consultation on the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan will be launched on 15th January 2020, before embarking on a tour of Bassetlaw where Planning Policy Officers will be on hand to talk residents through the Plan and answer questions as part of 14 events across the district.

Residents and interested parties will also be able to view and comment on the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan via the Council’s website as part of the six-week consultation period.

Full details of the events, e.g. locations and dates, will be made available to residents following the meeting of Cabinet on 13th January.


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 4, 2020