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Copmanthorpe seeks its own ‘development blueprint’
7:45am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A SECOND village near York has started the process that could see its residents have a bigger say in the planning decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
Copmanthorpe Parish Council is applying to have a neighbourhood plan. If it succeeds, the plan will have to be taken into account when city councillors make development decisions for the area.
City of York Council has now started a consultation period on making Copmanthorpe a “neighbourhood area”, the first stage of the process.
David Carr, chairman of Copmanthorpe Parish Council, said: “Copmanthorpe neighbourhood plan will give all residents an opportunity to have their say on the future development of the village and parish and will build on the views expressed in our recent comprehensive community survey”.
The consultation finishes on November 6.
Coun Dave Merrett, of City of York Council, said: “We are supportive of Copmanthorpe Parish Council’s decision to submit this plan and we want to help them to ensure their application is brought to the attention of people who live, work and carry on business in the Copmanthorpe area.”
Dunnington Parish Council has already submitted a similar application and its neighbourhood area consultation finished on September 16.
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