By Connie Osborne Thursday 17 October 2013 Updated: 18/10 07:46
A KEY planning document which could decide the future of Alcester has been put forward by town councillors.
An application to make the town a Neighbourhood Area has been submitted to Stratford-on-Avon District Council for consultation, where a decision will be made to approve or reject the proposals.
If approved, Alcester would be able to submit a Neighbourhood Plan, where residents, businesses, and councillors could decide how they would like the area to develop.
It would allow residents to create a planning document which would shape development and influence facilities within the town.
Under the Localism Act, residents are encouraged to get involved in creating the plan as well as commenting on the current application before the district council make a decision.
Mayor Mark Cargill said the point of the neighbourhood area was to identify boundary changes before moving forward with a plan, and although confusion could arise from ward changes, councillors would work with residents to identify any issues.
“It is arguably the most important planning document for the town,” he said.
“We have been working closely with a number of organisations which are supporting the plan and we are looking for more to get involved.”
The consultation period ends at 5pm on Friday, November 22, and comments can be made either online, by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Planning Policy, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX.
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