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Residents Have Further Say on Core Strategy

Published Friday, 25 July 2014

Residents in Ribble Valley still have time to have their say on the main modifications to the borough’s core strategy.

The deadline for comments on the strategy’s main modifications has been extended until 5.00pm on Friday 5 September.

The strategy, which sets out development in the borough until 2028, including how many new houses the area needs and where they might be built, underwent a series of hearings in January as part of an examination in public by a Government inspector.

Following the hearings, inspector Simon Berkeley asked for further consideration of housing levels, how houses were distributed, the treatment of villages and land allocation.

As a result, modifications were made to the strategy and opened for public consultation.

Terry Hill, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s planning and development committee, said: “It has been brought to our attention that some people may have focussed on the strategy document and overlooked the main modifications table.

“In agreement with the planning inspector, we are subjecting the main modifications to a further six-week period of consultation.”

Following the consultation, the responses will go back to the inspector for final consideration.

Residents can comment by emailing or by writing to Forward Planning Team, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA.

Comments are invited on the main modifications only and it is not necessary to resubmit previous responses.

For more information see Further Consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications to the Core Strategy or contact the council’s Forward Planning Team on 01200 425111.

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