Public consultation on the Craven Local Plan extended

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Public consultation on the Craven Local Plan extended until 31st May 2016  

Consultation on the draft Local Plan was organised from the 5th April until 17th May 2016.  This 6 week consultation period has now been extended until 31st May 2016. 
The Planning Policy Team are interested to hear what people like about the draft Local Plan, what needs changing, why it needs to be changed, and how. Any suggestions are welcome.  Over the last 6 weeks we have had many comments from residents, groups, statutory consultees etc.  The Planning Policy Team have also run busy public drop in events at Settle, Skipton, Bentham and Glusburn.   Another 4 events have been planned at:

  • Ingleton Community Centre: Tuesday 17th May, 4pm-7pm
  • St Peter’s Methodist Church, Crosshills: Thursday 19th May, 4pm-7pm
  • Victoria Hall, Settle: Monday 23rd May, 5pm-7pm
  • Town Hall Annexe, Skipton: Thursday 26th May, 4pm-7pm

The draft Local Plan sets out a pool of sites options with potential for housing, employment and mixed uses throughout settlements within the plan area; Spatial Strategy options and policies.  Each of these three aspects of the Local Plan have also been subject to sustainability appraisal.

Informal consultation up to publication of the Plan is the last opportunity to influence the content of the plan before it is formally published in September 2016 and submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in December 2016. The government requires Local Planning Authorities to produce Local Plans by early 2017.  Once the plan is published, comments or representations should only relate to the tests of soundness and other legal requirements, rather than its content. These representations will then be dealt with by an independent inspector during the Examination in Public. 

The new draft Local Plan consultation documents and a feedback form can be found our web page here  Hard copies are also available to view at Council Offices at Belle View Square and at libraries.

Please contact the Planning Policy Team with any queries relating to the draft Local Plan consultation.

Yours sincerely,

Planning Policy Team