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Working group will help develop new Rutland local plan

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A cross-party working group of councillors representing each of Rutland County Council’s three political groups has been formed to help develop a new local plan.

The council must have this document to set out where future housing, employment and other development will go.

Chaired by Rutland County Council’s chief executive, Mark Andrews, the cross-party group comprises Coun Oliver Hemsley (Con, council leader), Leader of The Liberal Democrats Group (Coun Gale Waller (Lib Dem leader), Marc Oxley (Ind and Green group leader) and portfolio holder for planning Coun Ian Razzell.

Council leder Oliver Hemsley will be a part of the working group
Council leder Oliver Hemsley will be a part of the working group

A local plan is expected to take four years.

Coun Hemsley said: “The formation of this cross-party working group signals a clear intention by all councillors to work together for the benefit of Rutland, as a whole.

“The first thing we need to do is clarify the timescales involved in delivery of the local plan so everyone – councillors and residents – know exactly what to expect and when they will be able to get involved.”

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