More say on planning

MEMBERS of the public have the chance to get more involved with planning issues in their community with a new policy launched by Stevenage Borough Council (SBC). Whether it is a house extension or the makeover of the town centre, planning decisions have a

MEMBERS of the public have the chance to get more involved with planning issues in their community with a new policy launched by Stevenage Borough Council (SBC).

Whether it is a house extension or the makeover of the town centre, planning decisions have a big impact on people's lives.

The Statement of Community Involvement will include people in the preparation, alteration and review of local planning policies by providing information through leaflets, the SBC website, local newspapers, letters and on-site notices.

Residents will also be consulted through surveys and workshops.


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Cllr John Gardner, executive member for economic regeneration, said: "Participation from local people in the planning system is crucial if Stevenage is to evolve in a way that meets their needs.

"The Statement of Community Involvement should reassure residents that we will seek and consider their views before making and planning decisions.

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