Lib Dem Comment on the Local Plan

March 5, 2019 10:03 PM

The Draft Local Plan was submitted to the Council's Executive Board on the 4th March.

ryanbateLiberal Democrat Councillor Ryan Bate says, "From our initial look at the headline figures, we are both pleased and relieved that the amount of development proposed has been reduced significantly and that less Green Belt will be lost. We're also pleased that brownfield sites will be used as efficiently as possible and that there is a commitment to build infrastructure first.

However we are very disappointed that the deeply unpopular garden suburb, with its highly damaging concentration of development in the south of the borough, remains part of the proposals. We must find a more equitable way to distribute the loss of green space, so that no single part of the town faces such a destructive transformation.

The Liberal Democrats will be doing everything they can to challenge the location options of the Local Plan in order to deliver an outcome which is fairer and more sustainable. We are already working with parish councils, community groups and residents to organise our challenge. With the professional support of planning consultants, we will do all that we can to prove the plan is not robust and must be changed."

For the latest information on the Local Plan, see the Council website:

https://www.warrington.gov.uk/localplan