Views wanted on planning statement

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Residents are being asked to give their views on a policy which sets out how the community can become involved in the planning process.

The ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ is designed to enable and encourage communities to play a more active role throughout the planning process.

It sets out how the public can get involved in influencing the content of key planning documents and how anyone can make comments on any application.

Work has started on a review of the existing statement, which was adopted initially in 2005 and updated in 2010.

North Tyneside Council is inviting residents to suggest ways they think the document could be improved.

A draft statement is available at all borough libraries, the council’s Quadrant headquarters and online at www.northtyneside.gov.uk

Comments, which need to be in my August 19, can be emailed to planning.policy@northtyneside.gov.uk or posted to North Tyneside Council Planning Policy, Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY.

Responses will be fed into the preparation of the final draft.