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Residents invited to have their say on land use and planning policy

PUBLISHED: 12:13 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:13 15 November 2016

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The council is holding a consultation on the final stage of the Local Plan

Residents have been invited to give their views on land use, planning policies and potential development sites across the borough.

A consultation - the final stage of the Local Plan - has been launched by the council, and includes draft site allocations for housing, education use, business and employment land, and nature conservation.

Local people and businesses who have yet to respond can do so by visiting www.bromley.gov.uk/localplan

Council leader Stephen Carr said: “Whether it be homes, schools for our children or premises for business to thrive and prosper, we need to ensure that we have the right development coming forwards in the right place.

“Our proposed Local Plan has to balance the need for land for development coming forward with the continued protection of the high quality environment that makes Bromley an attractive place to live and work.

“There is rightly enormous interest in future development in the Borough, particularly when it is near to where we live. Maintaining the unique character of Bromley is a priority and we want to ensure that our Local Plan encourages high quality development.

“Individual planning applications will be ultimately determined using the policies in the Local Plan so it is important to a wide range of people and organisations and I would encourage anyone who is interested to get involved in this consultation.”

Responses to this consultation will be taken into account in finalising the Draft Local Plan and will form part of the information that the council submits to the Secretary of State for independent examination in 2017 by a planning inspector.

The deadline for the submission of responses is December 31.

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