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Consultation closes on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Plan

Published on Wednesday, 27th July 2022

Consultation has ended on the latest phase of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Plan

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has set out in a ‘preferred options’ plan how land across the Borough can be used for employment, housing, transport, recreation and other uses.

The key document sets out in draft form the detailed guidance which will help guide councillors on the Borough’s planning applications committee, and officers in the planning function at the council in considering future developments and other areas of work in the months and years to come.

Local organisations and residents were invited to give feedback during June and July, on the document that was first unveiled earlier in the year.

Now planners will consider all comments and suggestions made, with a view to deciding any changes to the preferred options document.

When the Borough Council has completed its deliberations, a refreshed Borough Plan document will be prepared for the public to consider and to send comments to the government’s planning inspectorate for their consideration. A public examination will hear evidence from the public and the Borough Council in order to determine what the final document should include.

Explained Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council portfolio holder for Planning and Regulation, Cllr Richard Smith:

“We are very grateful for all the comments received and to everyone who has taken time to view the proposals as they stand, and give us feedback.

“We were very aware that the current Borough Plan doesn’t properly represent the needs of our borough, so this process of reviewing the current document and considering alternative options has been very important.

“In particular, we believe we have found ways to reduce the number and change the location of some new housing developments that were planned in the Borough, and this should mean a better and more balanced Borough Plan for the future of our area.”

The Borough Council’s Cabinet will receive an update on the process at their meeting in September. For information about the Borough Plan go to: Borough Plan