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Warrington Liberal Democrats

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Warrington Local Plan Consultation

October 4, 2021 10:00 AM

Warrington Liberal Democrats are asking the Borough Council to suspend the Local Plan Consultation, due to start this week, because of anticipated changes in the Government's planning policy.

Press comments from The Economist newspaper, published on the 2nd of October, claim that the Conservative Government is on the brink of major planning concessions that will stop obliging Local Authorities to release greenbelt land to meet the government's housing and employment targets. Such changes would affect Warrington's current Draft Local Plan which is due to go out to public consultation this week.

We are calling on Andy Carter MP to:

Warrington Liberal Democrats call on The Leader of the Council, The Chief Executive and the Director for Growth to announce that the Local Plan consultation, and the process, are suspended until Warrington receives these assurances from the Government.