Share your views on Cottesmore’s draft neighbourhood plan

Planning news.
Planning news.

Residents are being given the opportunity to share their views on Cottesmore Parish Council’s draft neighbourhood plan.

The neighbourhood plan, which sets out the Parish Council’s views of how Cottesmore should be developed over the next 15 years, has recently been submitted to Rutland County Council for independent examination.

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on the draft plan, which includes policies on a range of issues including the environment, energy, transport, housing, economy and the community.

Paul Phillipson, director for places, development and economies said: “The neighbourhood plan is driven by local communities, for local communities, so it would be really good for as many people to view the plan before it proceeds to the referendum.”

The draft plan consultation lasts six weeks, giving residents until Friday, September 4 to share their views. Comments can be submitted to Rutland County Council during this period, after which they will then be considered by an independent examiner.

Following the consultation, an independent examiner will consider any comments made and will then decide whether the proposed neighbourhood plan meets basic legal conditions. If these can be met, the neighbourhood plan can proceed to a village referendum.

The referendum will require more than 50 per cent to support the neighbourhood plan for it to be brought it into force in Cottesmore.

A copy of the draft neighbourhood plan can be viewed at Rutland County Council’s website www.rutland.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans, at Cottesmore Post Office, at the County Council’s offices in Oakham and at local libraries.

For further information please e-mail localplan@rutland.gov.uk or telephone 01572 722577.