Issues and Options
The council is starting to prepare a new local plan for the borough, called The Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough.
This plan is still at an early stage and we want to know your views. We have prepared a document called the Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough Issues and Options Paper.
This paper covers a broad range of subjects and is an opportunity for you to have your say on key planning matters. The paper includes questions to help us understand your thoughts on how we might plan for the future of the borough. In particular whether the issues and options identified in this document are the correct ones to take forward to the next stage of the plan, or whether an alternative approach should be taken.
A summary leaflet of the consultation containing a brief description of each section of the Issues and Options Paper has been produced.
This Issues and Options Paper consultation period ran for a period of six weeks between:
- 9.00am on 26 January 2015 to 5.00pm on the 9 March 2015
The Planning Policy team held exhibitions for members of the public to come and learn about the local plan at the following locations;
- Wednesday 4 February 2014 – Swansgate Centre – 10.00am to 3.30pm
- Friday 6 February 2014 – Morrisons – 10.00am to 3.30pm
- Saturday 7 Feb – Swansgate Centre – 9.00am to 12.00pm
Officers have reviewed the responses to the Issues and Options consultation and have summarised these into one document. Officers have also provided a response on how each issue and options will be taken forward through the next stages of the plan process.
Several background papers have been produced to support the Issues and Options Paper:
- Wellingborough Town Housing Methodology and Site Selection Background Paper
- Wellingborough Rural Housing Methodology and Site Selection Background Paper
- Employment Allocations Methodology and Site Selection Background Paper
- Village Boundaries Background Paper
- Checklist for Potential Sites (Microsoft Word Version)
These papers are designed to provide further information and evidence.
Further information about the plan and the planning process can be found under the council’s planning policy web pages.
The future of the borough is important for everyone who lives, works or visits so now is a great opportunity to get involved and have your say.
Follow the council on Twitter @BCWboro for instant updates on the plan and notice of any events we hold over the coming months.
If you would like to be added to our database, and to be kept up-to-date with future stages in the plan process, email us at email@example.com and put the words ‘Planning Policy Database’ in the subject line.