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Upper Arley Parish Council have submitted an application to Wyre Forest District Council to become a Neighbourhood Area.

Residents living in the area are being asked to have their say on the Parish becoming a Neighbourhood Area.

All comments must be received by Wyre Forest District Council by 5pm on Friday 26 June.

Neighbourhood planning is a way of helping local communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live. This includes having a say on potential housing developments and community facilities.

The application to become a Neighbourhood Area is the first stage in the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan.

The Parish Council are seeking to designate the whole Parish as a Neighbourhood Area to be covered by a single Neighbourhood Plan. 

Councillor John Campion, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration said:

“I would like to encourage anyone living in this area to submit their comments on this application before 5pm on Friday 26 June. This is a great opportunity for residents to have a say on potential future developments in their local community.”

As it develops, the Neighbourhood Plan will need to undergo community consultation with the local Parish. This will include a local referendum to gauge support before the plan is finally adopted.  Once adopted the Plan will form part of the statutory development plan for the area and will be a material consideration in the planning process.

Further information is available from the Council’s website.

Wyre Forest District Council