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Your chance to have a say about the future of Barton Village

Posted on - 8th November, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Villagers say Barton, home to the tranquil marina, is already big enough
Barton, home to the tranquil marina

The draft Barton Neighbourhood Plan is currently subject to a period of consultation which will last until 5pm, Monday 30 November.

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They are looking for locals to have their say on what happens to Barton Village in the future.

The consultation began on Monday, 12 October.

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Barton has been subject to significant growth in the last five years, and the Parish Council alongside the community are looking to work with Preston City Council and Wyre Council to achieve a sustainable future for the village through the Barton Village Neighbourhood Plan.

The Localism Act has provided the opportunity for local people to have more say in developing a shared vision for their neighbourhood, choosing where new homes, shops, offices and other development should be built, identifying and protecting important local green spaces and influencing what new buildings should look like.

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The Neighbourhood Plan will provide the opportunity to shape the future of the parish to 2030 and beyond.

Copies of the plan can be viewed here.

People can submit their thoughts on the response form.

People are being encouraged to submit electronic responses where possible in line with current coronavirus guidelines.

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