Local residents can shape the future of Doncaster as consultation begins on a new ‘Local Plan’.
The Local Plan will help decide what is developed and where in Doncaster over the next 15 years. It will guide developments to the right places, protect and improve the environment and enhance people’s quality of life.
It will help make decisions on where new homes are built, where business developments can take place, what new transport schemes are needed and which parts of the borough stay as open space and countryside.
Cllr Chris McGuinness, Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment, said:
“The Local Plan is crucial for determining the look and feel of Doncaster in the future. It will steer investment and business into the right parts of the borough to stimulate new jobs. It will encourage new homes to go up where they are needed and it will protect and enhance our natural environment and countryside making Doncaster a truly great place to live and work.
“Given its importance I really want local people to give us their views particularly on potential developments in their communities. I urge everyone to visit our website and give us their feedback before 26 October. This is your chance to have your say on Doncaster’s future.”
This key planning document, worked up by the council’s planning team, will replace the 1998 Unitary Development Plan and 2012 Core Strategy.
Consultation will run until 5pm on Friday 26 October. Further information, including the relevant consultation documents, is available at: www.doncaster.gov.uk/localplan.