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Notice ID: AC3592384

Notice effective from
3rd August 2017 to 2nd September 2017

BURY COUNCIL
BURY LOCAL PLAN NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF THE KEY ISSUES AND POLICY FRAMEWORK, PERIOD FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND A 'CALL FOR SITES' BURY COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of the preparation of the Bury Local Plan Key Issues and Policy Framework. of the preparation of the Bury Local Plan Key Issues and Policy Framework. The new Bury Local Plan will set out a range of planning policies that will seek to support or restrict development up to 2035 and will zone land for specific uses. It will replace the current Plan which was adopted in 1997. The Local Plan will sit alongside and complement the adopted Greater Manchester Minerals and Waste plans and the emerging Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF).

Whereas the GMSF deals with strategic planning matters that are of significance at the Greater Manchester level, Bury's Local Plan will, within the context of the GMSF, guide and manage future growth and development at the local level. The Local Plan will be used as the basis for determining future planning applications, which will need to be in conformity with it. Consultation recently took place on a draft GMSF which included proposals for an amended Green Belt for Greater Manchester and the identification of a number of strategic site allocations for housing and employment development These are issues that win continue to be dealt with through the GMSF process, rather than the Local Plan.
These are issues that win continue to be dealt with through the GMSF process, rather than the Local Plan.

VIEWING DOCUMENTS

All relevant documentation can be found at www.bury.gov.uk/localplan . You can also view the Key Issues and Policy Framework report at the Planning Division reception (Ground Floor, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury) between the hours of 8.45am to 4.00pm (Monday-Friday), Bury Town Hall between the hours of 8.45am to 5.00pm (Monday-Friday) and at the following public libraries during their normal opening hours (see http://www.bury.gov.uk/libraries for details):
Bury
Topping Fold
Radcliffe (Coronation Road)
Moorside
Unsworth
Ramsbottom
Radcliffe
Brandlesholme
Tottington
Radcliffe (Dinners Lane)
Prestwich
Whitefield
COMMENTING ON THE KEY ISSUES AND POLICY FRAMEWORK

Comments are invited on the Key Issues and Policy Framework, along with any comments on the supporting evidence. In particular, views are being sought on whether:
o the Key Issues are the right issues that the Local Plan should be seeking to address;
o there are any omissions from the Key Issues or amendments needed;
o the Vision is an appropriate reflection of how the Borough should be in 2035; and
o the proposed Policy Framework is appropriate

CALL FOR SITES
In addition, the Council is also undertaking a Call for Sites exercise, as required in national planning policy. The purpose of the Call for Sites is to try to identify land that is suitable for a range of developments and/or for protection. In particular, the Council is keen to gather local evidence on any brownfield sites that we may not be aware of that could be used for development.
 
The Council is keen to promote the submission of comments and suggested sites electronically and would encourage planning.policy@bury.gov.uk . Alternatively, responses can be returned by post to the following address: Development Plans Unit Strategic Planning and Economic Development Department for Resources and Regulation 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street Bury BL9 OE J

We are seeking your views over an eight-week period running from Monday 7 August 2017 to 17:00 on Monday 2 October 2017. For further information on the Bury Local Plan, please contact a member of the Development Plans team on 0161 253 5550 or email planning.policy@bury.gov.uk .

Attachments

AC3592384.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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