Bassetlaw District Council has launched the next stage of consultation on its Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan, which sets out the Council’s priorities for housing, regeneration and other development in the district up to the year 2037.
Local residents, businesses, land owners, developers and stakeholders are just some of the people who are being encouraged to be part of this latest stage of engagement on the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan (Bassetlaw Plan), which was launched on 25th November and will last for eight weeks.
Due to the current national restrictions in place to prevent the transmission of Coronavirus, this consultation will take place digitally with the Bassetlaw Plan, supporting information and a questionnaire available on the Council’s website; in addition to 25 virtual meetings that will take place for residents to discuss the plans for their local areas.
This latest stage takes account of the responses that were received as part of the Council’s consultation in January 2020 and were used to update the Bassetlaw Plan.
Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said:
“The Bassetlaw Plan is fundamental to the growth and success of our District over the next 17 years. As well as dealing with the amount of housing that the Government requires to be built in the district, the Bassetlaw Plan sets out the Council's aspirations for how land is allocated for jobs, investment and increased opportunities for local people.
“It also proposes how our district can have less of an impact on the environment through carbon offsetting, promote green and renewable energy initiatives and provide improved infrastructure for existing and new communities.
“Following consultation in January 2020, we are continuing the conversation with local people, businesses and communities about how we can achieve Government housing requirements in a way that meets local needs and reflects local priorities for Bassetlaw residents now and in the future.
“Because of Coronavirus, the way that we engage with communities has had to change and will have more of a digital focus. However, we still encourage Bassetlaw residents to register for the virtual consultation events where you will be able to hear from Planning Policy Officers who have created the Bassetlaw Plan, ask a question and still be part of the conversation.”
“The Bassetlaw Plan 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.”
The Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan includes priorities such as:
- Government requirement for at least 10,013 homes to be built in Bassetlaw by 2037
- The allocation of land dedicated for future employment, which will help to create 11,800 new jobs
- Supporting infrastructure that will bring road improvements, enhanced bus services, new cycle and walking paths, new open space and improved doctor’s surgeries and schools
- The creation of a new Garden Village
- Two of the new developments in Worksop and Retford will encourage residents to lead healthy, active lifestyles through the creation of walking and cycle routes and open spaces
- Initiatives that protect town centres and help them adapt to peoples’ changing behaviour and the effects of the Covid:19 pandemic
- Help to manage the effects of climate change and enable the creation of green energy and low carbon technology sectors at the High Marnham Energy Hub
To view the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan, take part in the consultation, or view the list of virtual consultation events taking place over the next eight weeks, please visit: www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/bassetlawplan
If you do not have access to the internet, you can also request a printed copy of the relevant sections of the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan and speak to one of our Planning Policy Officers by calling 01909 533 533. Please say ‘Local Plan’ when prompted.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 22, 2020