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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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Comments on the Publication Version Draft Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan

Comments on the Publication Version Draft Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan

The Branch was delighted to respond to the County Council’s consultation on a revised draft of the Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan (DMWLP). We hope that our comments help Lancashire County Council to progress a Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan that will best protect and enhance rural Lancashire as new development is planned.

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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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