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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:27

St Helens Local Plan: CPRE's response

CPRE Lancashire hopes that the St Helens Local Plan will progress towards adoption without delay, as in our experience, greenfield land in the countryside, particularly Green Belt, is more vulnerable to development without the protection of an up to date, and adopted local plan, steering development to the most sustainable locations. However, we do have a number of comments, and encourage our members to read CPRE’s response to inform their own if not already submitted.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:27

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.

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.

On Saturday 29th. September CPRE Lancashire joined forces with Samlesbury Area Civic Society and Balderstone Women’s Institute who jointly undertook a local litter pick. Unbelievably, in just one hour 50 large refuse bags were filled.

CPRE Lancashire engaged with Burnley’s Local Plan Team during the various stages of the Local Plan progression.  In accordance with CPRE policy we wrote responses querying the assumptions used for the housing and employment projections, and advocated that the Local Plan with lower housing and employment land requirements should be adopted to steer sustainable development in the future.  We successfully made recommendations for a number of housing and employment sites to be saved from Green Belt release.

The publication of the next draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has been put back until October 2018, following revised population figures.  Greater Manchester leaders agreed to delay the publication and consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, following the publication of new official population projections.

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