The following e-mail was received regarding the CONSULTATION ON APPLICATION FOR DESIGNATION OF BARROW UPON HUMBER NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA

Good afternoon,

North Lincolnshire Council has received an application from Barrow upon Humber Parish Council requesting that the parish council area boundary be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The application includes a map identifying the proposed Neighbourhood Area and information on why this area is considered to be appropriate for the purposes of preparing a Plan. Neighbourhood Planning aims to give communities greater power to shape development and take an active role in the preparation of planning policy at a local, neighbourhood level. In North Lincolnshire, Town and Parish Councils or Neighbourhood Forums can prepare a Neighbourhood Plan to set out a vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in their area.

To ensure the application is brought to the attention of people living, working and doing business in Barrow upon Humber it will be published for a period of consultation running from 9:00am on Friday 22nd December until 4:30pm on Friday 9th February 2018. This is an opportunity to let us know your views on the application and if you think it is an appropriate Neighbourhood Area. The application can be viewed on the Neighbourhood Planning section of the council’s website.

Emails and letters would be welcome, and responses should be sent to me at the address at the bottom of this email or emailed to: spatial.planning@northlincs.gov.uk

The application and all comments received to this consultation will be considered by North Lincolnshire Council and a decision on the application will be made as soon as is reasonably practicable following the end of the consultation period.

Plans must pass an independent examination and receive the support of more than half of those voting at a referendum before they can be adopted by North Lincolnshire Council. If it is adopted, a Neighbourhood Plan will form part of the ‘development plan’ and be used by the council to make decisions on planning applications. Designation of a Neighbourhood Area is the first stage in Plan preparation and we are hoping that as many local people as possible will get involved in the neighbourhood planning process.

We look forward to receiving your comments on the application. Please contact me if you require any further information or if you would like to discuss the application.

Regards,
Dave Lofts
Senior Planning Officer (Neighbourhood Planning)
North Lincolnshire Council
Civic Centre
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1AB
Tel: 01724 297485