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Three Rivers Local Plan consultation extended

07th July 2021

Residents in Three Rivers now have more time to have their say on a new draft Local Plan as the consultation period has been extended. 

All councils in England are legally required by the government to plan for future population growth and demand for housing. Three Rivers is preparing a new Local Plan that sets out a vision and planning policy framework for future levels of growth up to 2038. 

The consultation was originally scheduled to run from 11 June 2021 to 23 July 2021, but has now been extended until 20 August. 

Cllr Matthew Bedford, Chairman of the Local Plan Sub-Committee said: “We have had an excellent response to the consultation so far, but are keen to hear from as many people as possible. Some residents have told us they didn’t receive the leaflet we recently sent to all homes informing them about the consultation, so we have taken the decision to extend it. 

“Many families are understandably worried about the affordability and supply of homes for their children and future generations, and the pressing need for affordable housing, schooling, and community facilities in the district. This is their chance to have their say.”

The proposed allocated sites put forward for consultation were based on feedback from residents, businesses, developers, statutory bodies and local groups. The council will review the draft Local Plan following this consultation (known as regulation 18) and may seek to remove more sites or add new ones before presenting a final plan to a government inspector for approval. 

For more information and to take part in the consultation visit: https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/localplan