Ex­hi­bi­tion to open for views on town plan

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A PUBLIC ex­hi­bi­tion will be held to dis­play the re­sults of a town-wide sur­vey on how the town should de­velop.

Res­i­dents are in­vited to the event to see how peo­ple re­sponded to the ques­tion­naire sent to all house­holds to help draw up a Neigh­bour­hood Plan for Bolling­ton.

Neigh­bour­hood plans al­low com­mu­ni­ties to set out how they would like their town to de­velop and should be taken into ac­count by coun­cils when plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions come for­ward.

In Bolling­ton, it was thought im­por­tant to have a plan in place to try and pro­tect the spe­cial her­itage and char­ac­ter­is­tics of the town.

A group was formed to set up the plan and a ques­tion­naire was sent to all res­i­dents with ques­tions about hous­ing, fa­cil­i­ties, traf­fic and open spa­ces.

The re­sults of this will be shown at a public meet­ing this week­end.

Coun Amanda Stott, from Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil, said: “We hope as many res­i­dents as pos­si­ble will come to the ex­hi­bi­tion to see the views ex­pressed in the ques­tion­naire and also to pro­vide fur­ther feed­back, com­ments and sug­ges­tions for the emerg­ing plan.

“In­put and ev­i­dence from the lo­cal com­mu­nity must be at the heart of our Neigh­bour­hood Plan.

“We would also welcome more res­i­dents to come for­ward as vol­un­teers.”

Fur­ther public con­sul­ta­tion ini­tia­tives will take place later this year and dur­ing 2016 as the plan de­vel­ops.

Coun Stott said: “These will all con­trib­ute to­wards help­ing us de­fine the ob­jec­tives and poli­cies within the Neigh­bour­hood Plan.”

The meet­ing is at Bolling­ton Cross School on Satur­day, Septem­ber 26 and Sun­day, Septem­ber 27 from 10am to 4pm.

The Neigh­bour­hood Plan team will be there to an­swer ques­tions and take feed­back.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact town clerk David Nay­lor on 01625 572985.

●● Mem­bers of the group help­ing to put to­gether the Neigh­bour­hood Plan for Bolling­ton

●● Bolling­ton Walk­ing Fes­ti­val is back with host of walks and events

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