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Council launches consultation on Borough Plan

Published on Thursday, 10th June 2021

Dates and venues for consultation events
Dates and venues for consultation events

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has launched a public consultation about a review of the Borough Plan

 

 

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council begins a formal public consultation on the Borough Plan Review from Friday 11 June.

This eight week consultation is an ‘Issues and Options’ consultation and seek views on a number of key issues and options for planning new development in the Borough. Particular issues under review include housing, employment land, design, retail, carbon reduction and biodiversity.

The existing Borough Plan was adopted in 2019 and provides the planning polices to guide future development. The policies are used by councillors to make decisions on planning applications. The Borough Plan Review, once adopted, would supersede the adopted Borough Plan. This review process is therefore an opportunity to ensure the document is up to date and fit for purpose.

Cllr Richard Smith, portfolio holder for Planning and Regulation at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: "We agreed to consult on the Borough Plan Review at Cabinet on 26 May.  We want to hear people's views about the key issues regarding planning in the Borough.

"This initial consultation will run from Friday 11 June to Friday 6 August. The Council will then consider the public’s response and we plan to issue a further consultation early in the New Year. At this point there will be further opportunities for people to get involved and have their say on detailed proposals regarding the key issues identified in this consultation.

"These are matters that directly affect the lives of everyone who lives, works and visits here so I would urge people to get involved."

How to respond to the consultation

Local Plan documents are published online on the Borough Council website at: www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/consult

People will also find the other consultation documents relating to the town centres, gypsy and traveller provision, parking standards and conservation areas on which the Council is also inviting comments.

People can also look out for roadshows around the Borough during June and July. The list of events appears below – updates will be published on the website, in social media and in local newspapers.

Documents are also available for inspection at Nuneaton Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton CV11 5AA, however, this is by prior appointment only on Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and can be arranged by calling 024 7637 6376.

Documents are also available for inspection at Bedworth Library and Bulkington Community Library during normal opening times.

If you require further information in relation to the consultation, please email planning.policy@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk or contact the Planning Policy team on 024 7637 6328.

List of Borough Plan engagement events

Venue

Date

Times

Nuneaton Market

23 June 2021

12:00-14:30

Bedworth Market

25 June 2021

09:00-11:30

CHESS centre

29 June 2021

17:00-19:30

Nuneaton Academy

1 July 2021

17:00-19:30

Goodyers End Primary School

5 July 2021

17:00-19:30

Chetwynd School

8 July 2021

17:00-19:30

Higham Lane School

12 July 2021

17:00-19:30

Bulkington Village Hall

15 July 2021

17:00-19:30

Bermuda Phoenix Centre

19 July 2021

17:00-19:30

Woodlands Working Mens Club

22 July 2021

17:00-19:30

Hawkesbury Meeting Place

26 July 2021

17:00-19:30