9th Dec, 2016

Residents in Ilmington given say on future development

Stratford Editorial 15th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PEOPLE in Ilmington are set to be given a greater say on future development.

Ilmington Parish Council has submitted an application for the designation of a ‘neighbourhood area’ – the first step in securing its own Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood planning is a key component of the Government’s Localism Act, which aims to devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods.

And Stratford District Council is now inviting people to comment on the proposals before it decides on the application.

If the application is agreed, residents, businesses and councillors will then be encouraged to get involved creating the plan, which sets out how they would like the area to develop.

A copy of the application and a map can be viewed online at www.stratford.gov.uk/nplan or in person at the council offices in Stratford or  Stratford Library during office hours.

The consultation starts on Thursday (March 17) and the deadline for comments is 5pm on Friday April 15.

Comments can be made by emailing planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk or by writing to Planning Policy, Stratford District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford, CV37 6HX.