Time to plan Wyre's future

Wyre residents, businesses and visitors are being urged to help shape the future of the borough.

Wyre Council is producing a Local Plan which will set out how the borough physically develops over the next 15 years. Public views are now being sought at this early stage of the plan - Issues and Options, which considers how best to meet the demands of an increasing population and provide suitable housing, employment and infrastructure.

There are three alternative options reflecting different approaches to the distribution and location of new homes, employment and shops, as well as which areas should be protected.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Cabinet member with responsibility for planning at Wyre Council, said: "I know that local people feel very strongly about development in the borough, so it is essential that they get involved at this early stage before any decisions are made.

"We face a challenging task - providing new housing and economic growth in a way that protects our valued environment and is in keeping with local heritage and landscapes. We want to see communities grow in a sustainable manner, with sufficient investment in infrastructure such as road improvements and additional school places.

"So I urge people to get involved and tell us what they think. This is a real opportunity to play a part in shaping their area for the future."

Find out more and have your say online at www.wyre.gov.uk/localplan