Burnley Council has decided to give local people more time to consider the latest version of the Local Plan.
The ‘Proposed Submission Plan’ has just been published.
It will now be discussed for the first time by Burnley councillors at an Executive meeting on Monday 20th March, at 6.30 pm.
This date replaces the meeting previously announced, which was to have been on Thursday 16th March.
The Local Plan will then go forward for further discussion and decision making to a meeting of the Full Council, which will now be held on Wednesday 29th March at 6.30 pm.
If it is agreed that the document will go forward for submission to the independent inspector, there will then be a six-week formal consultation period.
A council spokesperson said: “The plan and all the related documents add up to over 1000 pages of information. We felt it was right to give residents and councillors as much time as possible to look through the information and consider the detailed areas they are interested before the meetings take place”.
The ‘Proposed Submission Plan’ takes account of points put forward by residents and a range of organisations during the consultation on the ‘Preferred Options’ last summer. The draft document, with all the related maps and appendices, is available on the council website by clicking here .