Neighbourhood planning gives communities the opportunity to decide where new development would best be suited and what it should look like. This can be residential, commercial and even industrial. A neighbourhood 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.
A consultation period has now taken place and the Slyne-with-Hest Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted for examination by an independent planning inspector, who will determine if it meets certain criteria requirements and standards.
Roland Stretch, Chair of Slyne-with-Hest Parish Council, said: "Over many years a dedicated group of people have worked tirelessly to develop a neighbourhood plan for Slyne-with-Hest. Thanks to their attention to detail we have reached this point in the plan ready for Regulation 16 consultation. The parish council and the Neighbourhood Plan Committee have been mindful of the views of the community and we're aware that we need to meet the future needs for our area. We have consulted at every stage and feel this is the best plan for our area of Slyne-with-Hest."
Lancaster City Council held a 6 week public consultation from 4 February 2022 to 18 March 2022 on the proposed Slyne-with-Hest Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation period is now closed but
the Neighbourhood Plan is still available to view at:
Occasionally the above link, over which the Parish Council has no control, stops working. A link to the PDF files for the Neighbourhood Plan is below:
Paper copies are available to view on request - please contact 01524 825464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council would like to express its thanks to the Neighbourhood Plan Committee who have put so much time and effort into producing the Plan.