Carnforth Neighbourhood plan has been formally submitted to Lancaster City Council.
Neighbourhood planning gives communities the chance to decide where new development should be and what it should look like – for example, new homes, shops and offices. A plan must be in line with the District’s Local Plan and is subject to an independent examination and community referendum. If approved, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the district’s Local Plan and it is used in helping to make decisions on planning applications.
Having formally received a plan for the Carnforth Parish area, the council will undertake a final consultation with members of the public before the Neighbourhood Plan can be submitted for examination by an independent planning inspector, who will determine if the plan meets certain criteria requirements and standards.
Councillor Malcolm Watkins, Chair of Carnforth Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, said: “Carnforth Town Council is delighted to have submitted the Carnforth Neighbourhood Plan (CNP) and supporting documentation to Lancaster City Council. The CNP has been developed to enable our community to take greater control of the type and scale of housing development and land use; our heritage and tourism; tackling climate change and protecting our environment; local economy, traffic management and air quality. It sets out a vision, objectives and aspirations for the Town to 2031.
Our submission is the culmination of a great deal of work over almost 4 years. We have consulted carefully at every stage and of the plans progress and believe that it represents a broad consensus of opinions. Getting to this point is a significant achievement, and the Town Council would like to thank the local community, the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, Lancaster City Council, and everyone who has helped to reach this important milestone‘.
Anyone wishing to be involved can view the submitted neighbourhood plan, associated documents and the online response form: https://keepconnected.lancaster.gov.uk/carnforth-neighbourhood-plan-consultation
Paper copies are also available for viewing at Carnforth Civic Hall and Morecambe Town Hall, during office open times.
Please post response forms via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Planning and Place Service, Planning and Housing Strategy Team, Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ