The Town Council is seeking expressions of interest form local residents and community groups to become a member of the Morecambe Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.
A Neighbourhood Plan allows a local community to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work.
A Neighbourhood Plan can be used to:
• Develop a shared vision for our neighbourhood.
• It can allocate land for different uses. These could include housing, shops, employment and community uses.
• Identify and protect important local green spaces.
• Influence what new buildings should look like.
Initial consultation in 2016 demonstrated a need for a Plan to potentially include (amongst other things) the following:
• Policies to unlock the town’s tourism potential;
• Identify ways to reinvigorate the town;
• Address the need to increase the number of things for residents and visitors to do i.e. a steer towards encouraging the development of indoor leisure facilities;
• Controls of types of housing development particularly in the West End in order to achieve a more balanced population type. This could be achieved by more robust policies regarding types of permitted housing development and policies to protect the character of the town;
• A focus on the Improvement of Morecambe’s Heritage and Environment, and making the town more attractive for residents and visitors.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a whole Community Plan and following initial groundwork by the Town Council a Steering Group including Community representatives is required to take the Plan forward. Training will be given to all Steering Group members regarding all things Neighbourhood Planning!
If you are interested please contact David Croxall either by:
- telephone (01524 422929)
- by email to email@example.com ; or
- by letter addressed toDavid Croxall, Clerk to Morecambe Town CouncilMorecambe Town Hall, Marine Road Morecambe LA4 5AF
no later than Friday 12TH May, 2017, and including the reasons for your interest.
13th April, 2017