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Comment on Barrowden and Wakerley neighbourhood plan


By Mercury reporter


People living in Barrowden and Wakerley can now comment on a draft Neighbourhood Plan for their area, after it was submitted to Rutland County Council for independent examination.

The Neighbourhood Plan sets out Barrowden Parish Council’s and Wakerley Parish Meeting’s views of how their villages should be developed over the next 20 years.

It has been written following consultation with local residents and includes policies for housing, the natural environment, community and local businesses.

The draft plan has now been published for consultation, with residents encouraged to share their views before Monday, February 25.

Comments should be submitted to Rutland County Council before the closing date. They will then be considered by an independent examiner.

A copy of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed on Rutland County Council’s website HERE.

Copies of the draft plan are also available at Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop, Barrowden Surgery, the Exeter Arms pub, at the County Council’s Offices in Oakham and on Rutland’s mobile library.

You can also email: localplan@rutland.gov.uk or call: 01572 722 577

After the consultation, an independent examiner will consider any comments and decide if the draft Neighbourhood Plan meets legal requirements.

If it does, the plan can be put to a village referendum.

More than 50 per cent support is needed at a referendum to bring a Neighbourhood Plan into force.



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