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Next Step for Bolton-By-Bowland and Gisburn Forest Neighbourhood Plan

Published Friday, 25 November 2016

Members of the public are invited to have their say on a proposed neighbourhood plan for Bolton-by-Bowland and Gisburn Forest.

Communities have powers to draw up neighbourhood plans influencing the future of where they live or work.

Parish and town councils take the lead on drawing up the plans, supported by planning authorities, which are usually borough councils.

Bolton-by-Bowland and Gisburn Forest is already designated a ‘neighbourhood area’ and now Ribble Valley Borough Council has received a submission from Bolton-by-Bowland, Gisburn Forest and Sawley Parish Council for a neighbourhood plan for the two wards (Sawley is not included in the proposal).

If approved, the plan will become part of the Local Development Framework and taken into account when determining planning applications.

The plan and supporting documents can be viewed at ribblevalley.gov.uk, the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe Library, Tosside Community Hall and Bolton-by-Bowland Village Hall.

People can have their say until 5pm on Wednesday 4 January 2017, after which the responses will be examined by an independent examiner, who will recommend whether or not the proposed plan should proceed to a local referendum.

Further details on how to take part in the consultation are available at Neighbourhood Planning or 01200 425111.

This consultation closed at 5pm Wednesday 4 January 2017

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