Views sought on planning
WAVENEY District Council is asking for your views on the policies which will help to determine planning applications across the District.Following consideration of hundreds of comments made during earlier public consultations, the Council is now seeking views on its preferred options for policies which will be used to assess planning applications in Waveney.
WAVENEY District Council is asking for your views on the policies which will help to determine planning applications across the District.
Following consideration of hundreds of comments made during earlier public consultations, the Council is now seeking views on its preferred options for policies which will be used to assess planning applications in Waveney.
Exhibitions are being held in Beccles, Bungay and Halesworth libraries in September, and officers will be available at selected times to answer any queries.
The document, entitled Development Management Policies Preferred Options, will be published for consultation from today to Friday October 23.
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Once the Council has considered the responses to this preferred options document, a final draft will be published for consultation in January 2010.
The document will then be examined by an independent Planning Inspector. When adopted, it will provide detailed policies for assessing and determining planning applications.
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The document is wide-ranging and its planning-related topics include housing, retail, natural and built environment, renewable energy, sustainable construction, tourism, and culture.
The Council is also publishing the draft Proposals Map for consultation. The Proposals Map geographically explains the policies and proposals for the Development Management Policies.
To view the documents and respond online visit the Council's new Local Development Framework consultation portal at www.consult.waveney.gov.uk. Hard copies can be obtained from Council offices, local libraries, the mobile library and the Four Towns Community Bus. The Council would welcome comments by Friday 23 October 2009.
Exhibitions will take place at Beccles Library from Monday to Sunday 20 September, with an officer available on Tuesday and Saturday September 19 from 10am to 12.30pm; at Halesworth Library from Monday to Sunday September 20, with an officer available on Tuesday and Saturday 19 from 2pm to 4.30pm; and at Bungay Library from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 September, with an officer available on Wednesday 23 and Saturday 26 September from 10am to 12.30pm
All exhibition material is also available on the consultation portal.
For further information visit www.consult.waveney.gov.uk or follow the link from the homepage of at www.waveney.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com or call (01502) 523029/523068.