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Your views wanted on York’s Local Plan

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12:07am 21st February 2018

York residents are being urged to take the opportunity to make final comments on the city’s Local Plan.

A six-week consultation starts today as the council prepares to submit the plan – which will drive York’s economic growth and determine how the city changes over the next 15 years and beyond – to the government for Examination.

The council’s ‘publication draft’ is the result of extensive studies and consultation with residents, landowners, developers and statutory consultees like government agencies.

Comments made during this consultation will go direct to the government, to be considered by a Planning Inspector at an Examination in Public.

The council is stressing that this consultation is different because the Examination will only consider certain issues about the plan, and has produced guidance to help residents make comments which the Inspector can use.

Councillor David Carr, leader of City of York Council, said:

"Local Plan process has demonstrated our commitment to listen to voices from across York.

And we want the government to hear your voice as well, which is why we’ve prepared the guide to help you make comments on the issues which the planning inspector will consider.

This is a very significant milestone in producing York’s first Local Plan since the 1950s. We believe it is the right one for York.

It provides the employment and homes we need while preserving the city’s special character and setting.”

Councillor Andrew Waller, interim deputy leader of City of York Council, said:

“We believe this is the right plan for York, promoting sustainable developments, better transport links, the city’s cultural offer and much more. It will encourage the right kind of development and make sure York remains a great place to live.

This consultation is your opportunity to tell the government what you like and dislike about the Local Plan, so even if you’ve responded before it is important to do so again.”

You can find out how to make your comments, and what information the government’s Planning Inspector will be able to consider, in a special booklet being distributed to every household in the city.

The booklets will be delivered to every household in the city alongside - but not inside - another local publication.

If you haven’t received your household’s copy by Monday 26 February, please request one through localplan@york.gov.uk or call 01904 552255.

You can see all the same information, how to respond and view the full Publication Draft and supporting documents:
• Online at www.york.gov.uk/localplan
• In any York library or at the council’s West Offices

All responses must be made by midnight on Wednesday 4 April 2018 to ensure they can be considered by the Government.


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