Knowsley opens latest local plan consultation

Knowsley Council is launching a series of public consultations to gather opinion on a range of planning documents, including changes to its local plan.

Knowsley's emerging local plan sets out a vision and strategy for the development of Knowsley and its communities up to 2028. The council has previously said that it needs to find land for the development of 8,100 homes.

Following public hearings in November 2013 and July 2014, residents and businesses now have an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the plan. These modifications include the earlier release of some sites from the green belt.

Drop-in events regarding the local plan will be held from 4pm – 7pm on the following days:

  • Bowring Park – National Wildflower Centre, 1 October
  • Prescot – Knowsley Park Centre for Learning, 2 October
  • Whiston – George Howard Centre, 3 October
  • Halewood – Halewood Centre, 6 October
  • Kirkby – Kirkby Leisure Centre, 8 October
  • Huyton – Hillside Neighbourhood Centre, 9 October
  • Knowsley – Knowsley Village Hall, 23 October

Knowsley Council is also inviting comments and views on future supplementary planning documents for three large proposed sustainable urban extensions in Huyton, Halewood and Whiston, alongside documents addressing the design of new developments, housing and shop fronts to complement its local plan.

Alongside the supplementary planning documents, residents can comment on the Knowsley Industrial and Business Parks: Local Development Order, which is intended to support the regeneration of the area by granting planning consent for certain types of development.

Comments on changes to the local plan must be received in writing by noon on Friday 14 November. Comments on the supplementary planning documents and the draft Knowsley business park document must be received by noon Tuesday 21 October.

Further details are available at www.knowsley.gov.uk/LocalPlan

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