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Wyre adopts its Local Plan until 2031

Local Plan Published Friday, 01 March 2019

Following last night's full council meeting, Wyre Council has adopted its local plan.

The plan establishes the planning framework and detailed policies that the council will use to manage development for the entire borough until 2031.

The new Wyre Local Plan shows where development will take place, including where new homes will be built, as well as which areas will be protected, such as green belt land.

Adoption of the local plan is the last stage in putting the plan in place. However, the council will continue to monitor and review the content of the plan, with regular evidence updates to ensure that it is effectively delivering national planning policy which meets development needs and delivers sustainable development.

Throughout the development of the Wyre Local Plan, the council has consulted with the public and stakeholders to hear their thoughts on the key issues facing the borough and on the emerging policies. The Draft Plan was subject to formal examination by an independent planning inspector in 2018.

Councillor Michael Vincent, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, commented: “I am delighted that Wyre’s Local Plan has now been adopted, thanks to the diligence and hard work of the council’s planning services team. The team has carried out the extremely detailed process to such a high standard that the planning inspectorate was able to conclude the public hearings in under three weeks and the whole examination process in just over a year - from the formal submission of the Plan to government - much quicker than many other authorities, resulting in a significant cost saving for the council.”

Having accepted the Inspector’s findings and modifications to the plan, it has now been approved at the meeting of full council by Wyre’s Councillors.

To find out more about Wyre’s Local Plan, as well as information on how to view it, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/localplan               

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