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Have your say on how to improve quality of life in Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 10th February, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Housing, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
A view of Preston's skyline from Vernon Carus mill Pic: scrappyNW
A view of Preston’s skyline from Vernon Carus mill Pic: scrappyNW

The deadline is approaching on your chance to have a say about how quality of life could be improved in Preston and South Ribble.

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A consultation has been running since November as part of the Central Lancashire Local Plan. It’s due to close this Friday (14 February).

People across central Lancashire are being consulted on options within the local plan to meet the needs of people and businesses.

A spokesperson for Preston City Council said: “We need residents’ help to make sure we have a plan for Central Lancashire that creates good quality places to live, work and relax over the next 15 years.

“People need good quality homes as these can improve the health of communities. We need you to tell us how we can improve our area for future generations, ensuring new development in Central Lancashire provides community benefit and reduces the impacts of climate change by being carbon neutral by 2030.

“We want to find out how you think people’s quality of life can be improved. How do we encourage people to use their car less and make walking, cycling and public transport everyday choices? Without your ideas we cannot create a plan that meets the needs of local people and businesses.”

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Councillor Peter Moss, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “Public consultation is a crucial part of formulating the local plan – this is another opportunity to get involved in the future of your area.

“One of the purposes of this consultation is to gather thoughts and views on the sites previously put forward by landowners and developers – it does not mean each site will be identified for housing development. At this stage the council wants to know what your views are, to help it decide which sites to allocate.

“But this plan is not just about where development should take place, we also want your views on other important matters such as climate change, protection and creation of open spaces, wildlife, conserving our built heritage and design quality.

“We want to hear your views, and the time to get involved is now.”

For more information on the Central Lancashire Local Plan and to give your views, visit the Central Lancashire Local Plan website.

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Have you taken part in the consultation or are you planning to? Let us know in the comments.

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