Residents invited to core strategy open day

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RESIDENTS in Ribble Valley are invited to an open day on Thursday, September 8th, outlining the potential environmental, social and economic impact of the eight development options contained in Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Core Strategy.

The strategy is part of the council’s Local Development Framework setting out a set of objectives that will guide development in the borough over the next 15 years and recently the subject of public consultation.

It contains information on a wide variety of issues, such as where new development might take place, affordable housing, housing for the elderly, employment, the economy and the environment.

The potential environmental, social and economic impact of the eight options contained in the strategy are currently being appraised and the general public are invited find out more.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 6-30 p.m., will be attended by representatives of the council’s forward planning team and Hyder Consulting, who are undertaking the appraisal.

Colin Hirst, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of regeneration and housing, said: “The open day will outline the sustainability appraisal process and may be particularly interesting to residents who have already shown an interest in the Core Strategy.”

The results of the appraisal are expected to be published as part of the Core Strategy next year.

Residents are advised that it is not the purpose of the open day to discuss specific planning applications.

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.