Wyre Forest District Council wants to hear your views on what the area should look like in the coming years as it begins a review of its Local Plan.
On Tuesday 14 July, the Council’s Cabinet will consider a report on a consultation document that will be launched in the autumn this year. The document known as an ‘Issues and Options’ paper is the beginning of a process which the Council anticipates will see the adoption of a new Local Plan in 2017. The Council will be seeking views on some of the bigger issues of principle such as where new housing should be located in the future.
Cllr John Campion, Cabinet Member for Planning & Regeneration at Wyre Forest District Council said:
“Wyre Forest District Council has a proud history of creating certainty about where it wants to see development taking place through the successful adoption of its Local Plan. This is illustrated in the current investment in Kidderminster town centre and the re- development at Churchfields. The Local Plan underpins the robustness of our planning process when it comes to making decisions on planning applications. When the consultation is launched on 1 September, we will be urging residents of the district, land owners and businesses to help us with this process by sharing their thoughts and ideas."
The consultation will be for six weeks. During this time council officers will be available at a series of public exhibitions which will include Stourport Carnival, Bewdley Farmers’ Market and Weavers Wharf Kidderminster. The Council will then analyse all of the responses received and report back to Cabinet in December. Further consultation will follow next year on more detailed proposals before eventually the Plan will be put before an Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate who will hold a public examination to test the Plan before allowing the Council to formally adopt it.
More information is available on the Wyre Forest District Council’s website www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/localplanreview or by contacting the Planning Policy Team on 01562 732928