We Need Your Help to Sustainably Grow and Protect our Beautiful Area!
You may have heard that local councillors want to designate East Colne and the Villages of Trawden and Laneshaw Bridge as an area for a Neighbourhood Plan.
Letters of Support & More Information
All public comments must be received by Friday 6th May 2016 and then the Area will go in front of Pendle Borough Council’s Executive for a decision. Although we have the support of Colne Town Council, Trawden Parish Council and Laneshaw Bridge Parish Council, we need to get a really good response from members of the public to get our Neighbourhood Plan off the ground. We hope to develop a Plan, in consultation with local people, that protects what is special about this area whilst allowing it to grow and develop sustainably.
Any comments on the suitability of the proposed plan area, the proposed neighbourhood planning body and the idea of the plan itself should be made to:
Your response doesn’t have to be long or detailed – we just need to know we have support from residents of the area and anyone else who’s interested. If you can spare five minutes to fire off an e-mail or a postcard/letter, we would be grateful.
No council taxpayers’ money is being spent on the Neighbourhood Plan as, once the area is designated, we will apply for a grant from Central Government.
What is Neighbourhood Planning?
Neighbourhood Planning was introduced in 2011 through the Localism Act. It allows local residents and businesses to have their own planning policies in a Neighbourhood Plan that reflect their priorities, deliver tangible local benefits and have real weight in planning decisions. This is the first Neighbourhood Plan in Colne, and the second in Pendle.
In simple terms, a Neighbourhood Plan is: