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Last Chance to Have Your Say on Helmsley's Plan


1:34pm 27th January 2014

A six week consultation on the Helmsley plan is now taking place. The project aims to boast housing, business and leisure opportunities in the town.

A blueprint has already been created that outlines potential housing and employment ideas within the town up to 2027. Original comments were submitted in July 2013 by residents, businesses and other organisations who helped create a draft plan on 5 preferred sites in Helmsley for new housing, 2 for economic growth and 1 for an extra care facitlity for people over 55 years of age.

Caroline Skelling, the Planning Policy Officer at the North York Moors National Park Authority has said the plan will "enable Helmsley to continue as a thriving market town and community". She also keen to ensure that while the plan is expected to meet local housing and employment needs it will not harm the town's "distinctive character".

The North York Moors National Park Authority and Ryedale District Council are now giving people the opportunity to respond to the plan which can be seen at www.northyorkmoor.org.uk or you can request a paper copy from the National Park Authority by calling 01439 772700.

Those wanting to comment are being asked to consider whether the plan; meets the local needs for housing, employment, education and leisure, is the best one compared with other alternatives that were considered, will be effective and is consistent with the national policy as set out in the National Planning Policy (available from www.gov.uk).




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