Preston & Chorley Residents Can Help Decide The Future Of Our Region

Cental Lancashire authorities need residents’ help to decide on future plans for housing in the area for the next 15 years.

Preston, South Ribble and Chorley Councils are asking residents to take part in a consultation that will aim to improve Lancashire lives in the future.

The consultation, which has been running since November, also looks at the wider development of the locality asking for comments on transport and travel, health and wellbeing, and economic growth.

The survey has 68 questions, but people can answer as many or as few as they like.

A Council spokesman said, “We need you to tell us how we can improve our area for future generations, ensuring new development in Central Lancashire provides community benefit and reduces the impacts of climate change by being carbon neutral by 2030.

“We want to find out how you think people’s quality of life can be improved. How do we encourage people to use their car less and make walking, cycling and public transport everyday choices? Without your ideas we cannot create a plan that meets the needs of local people and businesses.

“The three Central Lancashire authorities – Preston, South Ribble and Chorley – have come together to deliver jointly the Central Lancashire Local Plan and the consultation exercise, which runs until Friday 14 February 2020.”

Councillor Peter Moss, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for planning and regulation, said, “Public consultation is a crucial part of formulating the local plan – this is another opportunity to get involved in the future of your area.

“One of the purposes of this consultation is to gather thoughts and views on the sites previously put forward by landowners and developers – it does not mean each site will be identified for housing development. At this stage the council wants to know what your views are, to help it decide which sites to allocate.

“But this plan is not just about where development should take place, we also want your views on other important matters such as climate change, protection and creation of open spaces, wildlife, conserving our built heritage and design quality.

“We want to hear your views, and the time to get involved is now.”

For more information or to take part in the survey, you can visit the Central Local Plan webpage here.

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