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Have your say on green spaces and development opportunities

30 October 2013

People living and working in Allerdale are being urged to get involved in an initiative which will both safeguard our green spaces, and find those that are perfect for development.

The Council’s Planning Policy team is preparing a Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD), which will form part two of the Local Plan for Allerdale, and will allocate sites for specific land uses. As part of the first stage of the consultation the Council has published three consultation documents and issued a ‘Call for Sites’.

The consultation documents set out the issues the Site Allocations DPD will address, the types of land use that could be considered, how sites will be assessed and the sustainability objectives.

Through the ‘Call for Sites’ the Council is urging members of the public, parish councils, landowners and their agents, developers and other interested parties to submit sites for development or protection. Anyone can submit a site for consideration, and, importantly, they do not need to be the owner of it.

Sites can be put forward for development such as housing, employment, retail, leisure and education. Equally sites can be identified for protection such as open space, recreational areas, local wildlife sites and allotments.

The preparation of the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) will be subject to community involvement and consultation. Those site suggestions which are submitted will be mapped and included in a second stage consultation process that will take place in early 2014.

Councillor Mark Fryer, Executive Member with responsibility for Economic Growth, said: “We are asking organisations and individuals to let us know of any sites in Allerdale which they think are suitable for development or in need of protection in our future plans.

“We know that planning developments are one of the things which can divide or unite a community, and we also know how important our green open spaces are in our towns and villages. That is why I would encourage as many people as possible to take part in this process – give us your views on which areas really need our protection, as well as those which you think could be developed.”

The consultation documents and ‘Call for Sites’ submission form can be viewed and downloaded from the Council’s website at www.allerdale.gov.uk/siteallocations. Hard copies of all the documents and forms can be requested from the Planning Policy team at Allerdale House, or by calling 01900 702610.

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