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Have your say on the Burscough Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Residents, businesses and landowners in and around Burscough are being encouraged to give their views on an exciting new plan for their local area.
The Burscough Parish Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by Burscough Parish Council in consultation with the local community and has now been passed to West Lancashire Borough Council to take forward for examination in line with national legislation.
The Neighbourhood Plan contains a vision, objectives and planning policies for the Burscough parish area, covering a time period to 2027. It will shape what development takes place in the future and where, what new buildings will be expected to look like, what new infrastructure may be needed and which sites, such as open spaces, should be protected.
A public consultation is taking place on the neighbourhood plan between 9 January and 20 February 2019 during which time comments are invited. The consultation is open to anyone, but the Council would particularly like to hear the views of people living and working in Burscough. Once the consultation ends the neighbourhood plan and responses received will be sent to an independent examiner who will consider if the plan is satisfactory.
If so, there will then be a referendum for people living in the Burscough Parish area to decide if they are in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan. If a majority are in favour, the Neighbourhood Plan would then be adopted as West Lancashire Borough Council policy. It would then be used to determine planning applications in the Burscough parish area alongside the West Lancashire Local Plan and other local and national planning policies.
Councillor John Hodson, portfolio holder for Planning, said "The Burscough Parish Neighbourhood Plan has been drafted by Burscough Parish Council and is the first such plan to be produced in West Lancashire. The Parish Council have spent a significant amount of time working with the local community to decide the content of the plan. The public consultation is a great opportunity for residents, businesses and landowners to have a further say upon the neighbourhood plan and shape the future of the local area."
To see a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and find out how you can give your views please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/np from 9 January 2019.
Paper copies of the Burscough Parish Neighbourhood Plan and response form can also be obtained from Burscough Library and also Martland Mill and the Grove Community Centre, both of which are in Burscough, as well as West Lancashire Borough Council offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk.
If you have any queries in relation to submitting your response to the Burscough Parish Neighbourhood please telephone 01695 585194 to speak to a Borough Council officer.
For more information on this press release, contact the PR unit on 01695 585011.
POLICE URGENT ALERT:
Parents, please be aware that razor blades/knife blades have been attached to the side of the children's slide at the Winifred Lane Play area in Aughton this morning Froday 30th November 2018.
We would ask everyone to be vigilant and check any play equipment before you let your child use it. Please report anything suspicious or any similar incidents to us by calling either 101 or Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, on 0800 555111.
If anyone has any information about this we'd urge them to contact us as soon as possible. Whoever did this could have caused serious injury to a child - please be assured we are fully investigating this matter.
Burscough is a thriving community of about 10,000 residents located by the Leeds to Liverpool Canal on the A59 about half way between Liverpool and Preston. Burscough is home to Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Merseyside Passenger Transport Trust, the Wharf and much more.
We have a rich history from the 12th Century Priory, the Leeds and Liverpool canal and HMS Ringtail, two railway stations, lots of pleasant walks, the best places to eat and drink, and a great welcome. Burscough is a small town that feels like a village, with a range of excellent shops and the best industrial space you can find. The town is set for major growth in the coming years and there is always lots for a Parish Council to do.
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If you would like to get involved with the work of the Parish Council, or comment on any issue of Parish Council business, your contribution will be most welcome. Come to any of our meetings or contact us whichever way suits you best.