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Selby planning blueprint adopted by councillors
8:30am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
COUNCILLORS in Selby are to push forward with a 14-year development masterplan for the district.
The “core strategy” document - which maps out how new homes and business space should be built between now and 2027 - has been formally adopted by Selby District Council and future decisions on planning decisions will be based around it.
The strategy has been examined by a Government planning inspector who has deemed it to be “sound”, and the council will now also draw up a “sites and policies” plan which it wants the public to be involved in. Coun John Mackman, executive member for responsibility for place-shaping, said the core strategy was “a significant document” which would also guide investment decisions.
“It’s taken a tremendous amount of work over a number of years to get us to this stage, but we now have a document which will set the pace for business and housing growth to 2027,” he said.
The strategy lays out the district’s overall ambitions for development and policies on topics including affordable housing, supporting town centres, access to local services and protecting the environment. The sites and policies plan will outline specific locations for development.
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