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‘Radical rewrite’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework eagerly anticipated by CPRE

‘Radical rewrite’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework eagerly anticipated by CPRE

CPRE Lancashire is looking forward to seeing the ‘radical rewrite’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework if approved at the Combined Authority meeting on Friday 11th January 2019, based on the announcement by Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor.

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Getting started on Neighbourhood Planning

Getting started on Neighbourhood Planning

The Government introduced Neighbourhood Plans (NPs) under the Localism Act 2011, a new way for communities to influence their future.  CPRE thinks they could better protect the distinctiveness and local character of rural areas as new development is planned.  There are rules, such as they must conform to national and local plan policies, and cannot be used to stop development outright.  But, they should improve the quality and design integrity of development. 

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Have your say on St Helens Local Plan

Have your say on St Helens Local Plan

St. Helens Borough Local Plan 2020-2035 Submission Draft (“the Local Plan”) and supporting documents were published under Regulation 19 of the above-mentioned Regulations on 17 January 2019. This article outlines how to have your say on the consultation.

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West Lancashire’s Local Plan Preferred Options – flawed evidence

West Lancashire’s Local Plan Preferred Options – flawed evidence

We hope that enough needed jobs and houses are planned and built. But frankly, when we read the Council’s Preferred Option document that proposes a brand new local plan up to 2050, for more than 15,000 homes and 190 hectares of employment land to be developed primarily on prime farmland in the Green Belt, we were aghast. 

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