Carnforth Town Council submits ward plan
Neighborhood planning gives communities the ability to decide where new development would best suit what it should look like; it can be residential, commercial and even industrial.
A neighborhood plan must be consistent with the local plan for the district and is subject to independent review and community referendum. If approved, a neighborhood plan becomes part of the local district plan and is used to help make decisions on development applications.
After officially receiving a plan for the parish area of Carnforth, final consultation is underway with members of the public before the ward plan can be submitted for review by an Independent Planning Inspector, who will determine whether the plan meets certain criteria, requirements and standards.
Councilor Malcolm Watkins, Chair of the Carnforth Neighborhood Plan Task Force, said: “Carnforth Borough Council is delighted to have submitted the Carnforth Neighborhood Plan (CNP) and supporting documents to the Lancaster City Council.
“Our submission is the culmination of considerable work over nearly four years. The NPC was developed to give our community greater control over the type and extent of housing development and land use. our heritage and tourism the fight against climate change and the protection of our environment, the local economy, traffic management and air quality It defines a vision, objectives and aspirations for the city by 2031.”
Anyone wishing to get involved can view the submitted neighborhood plan and associated documents here and can email comments to [email protected] or by post to Planning and Place Service, Planning and Housing Strategy Team, Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ.
Hard copies are also available at Carnforth Civic Hall or Morecambe Town Hall during office hours.
The deadline for representation is Friday, March 18.