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METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF BURY

Notice ID: AC3543631

Notice effective from
2nd March 2017 to 1st April 2017

METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF BURY
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PREPARE THE BURY LOCAL PLAN AND INVITATION TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS ON WHAT THE LOCAL PLAN SHOULD CONTAIN.
Under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulation 2012, notice is hereby given that Bury Council is proposing to prepare a new Local Plan to replace the existing saved policies of the Bury Unitary Development Plan
BURY'S DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The new Bury Local Plan will form part of a set of documents that will together form Bury's overall development plan. The development plan for Bury will ultimately comprise of
- The Bury Local Plan;
- The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF);
-The Greater Manchester Joint Waste Plan; and
- The Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Plan.

GREATER MANCHESTER SPATIAL FRAMEWORK
Bury Council has also been involved in the preparation of the GMSF since 2014 and, once adopted, this document will form a key part of Bury's development plan. Consultation on a draft of this document ended in January 2017. The GMSF process recently consulted on::
¦ How much housing land and employment floorspace is needed to 2035 and identified a number of strategic site allocations across Greater Manchester to assist in meeting these needs;

¦ Proposed revisions to the Greater Manchester Green Belt to accommodate the identified strategic sites;

¦ The importance of infrastructure such as health, education, transport, green spaces and utilities to support neighbourhoods and employment; and

¦ Ways to protect and improve the environment

BURY LOCAL PLAN
Given that the GMSF will form an integral part of Bury's development plan, it is important to note that the approach set out in the GMSF will need to be reflected in the Bury Local Plan. In particular, the Local Plan will incorporate and reflect the levels of growth, the strategic policy approach, strategic site allocations and any revisions to the Green Belt that may evolve through the GMSF.
The Local Plan will complement the GMSF and cover the same timeframe. It will deal with matters at the local level, covering planning policies and site allocations in relation to:
- Sustainable Development; - Natural Environment;


- Housing; - Open Land;


- Economy and Employment; - Built Environment and Heritage;

- Retail and Town Centres;

- Communities, Health and

Transport and Accessibility; and Infrastructure
Wellbeing; - Climate Change and Flood Risk;
During its preparation, the Local Plan will be subject to an Integrated Assessment (incorporating Sustainability Appraisal and Health and Equality Impact Assessments). A Habitats Regulation Assessment will also be undertaken.
HOW TO COMMENT
The Council is now inviting comments on what the Local Plan should contain over a six-week period from 6 March to 17 April 2017. At this early stage in the process, the Council is only seeking views on what you think the Local Plan should contain in order to help inform the preparation of the Local Plan. The Council is keen to promote the submission of comments electronically and would encourage anyone with appropriate facilities to make their responses in this way to planning.policv(Siburv.gov.uk. Alternatively, comments can be returned by post to the following address by no later than 17:00 on Monday 17 April 2017: Strategic Planning and Economic Development Department for Resources and Regulation 3 Knowsley Place Duke Street Bury BL9 0EJ
If you would like to be kept informed of future stages in the preparation of the Local Plan or the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, then please email or write to the above address.

Attachments

AC3543631.pdf Download

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Town Hall , Knowsley Street , Bury , Lancashire , BL9 0SW

http://www.bury.gov.uk/ 01612 535 000

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