Council seeks views for local plan

Date Released - 06/03/2017

HAVING consulted on the first stage of its work to draw up a new local plan, Tameside Council now needs to produce a document which will be used to assess the environmental, social and economic performance of the plan as it emerges, including considering impacts on health and equalities.

The council is now asking for views on something called an integrated assessment scoping report. This will assess a range of background data and other strategies to identify the key issues affecting the borough which will need to be considered and inform the development of the local plan.

It will help to make sure the plan is prepared in a sustainable way.

Information is available at:

 Reference copies of the document can also be found at all council libraries, and the customer service centre and planning offices at Clarence Arcade, Stamford Street, Ashton.

Comments should be made in writing and submitted during the five-week consultation period running until Monday, 10 April.

Cllr John Taylor, Tameside Council’s deputy leader, said: “The local plan is a very important document and the Integrated Assessment document is not only something that we are required to have, but it will help ensure the borough is a great place to live, work and invest and is properly equipped for the challenges of the future.

“We, as councillors, have our own views but we also need the opinions of residents and local businesses as they will be directly affected. So I would encourage people to get involved.”


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