Have your say on local plan for Stevenage

06 Jan 2016

Stevenage Borough Council has begun a six-week public consultation process on proposals for the town’s future as part of Stevenage’s local plan.

The plan examines possible sites to build around 7,600 new homes across Stevenage by 2031 and also sets out proposals for regenerating the town centre and revitalising neighbourhood centres. Creating employment opportunities is also a priority and around 5,000 new jobs could be generated with plans for commercial space on land in the town.

The latest round of public consultation on the council’s draft local plan was agreed last month and the public consultation will last from Wednesday 6 January to Wednesday 17 February.

All addresses in Stevenage, including areas of Great Ashby in North Herts district, will receive a leaflet explaining the proposals, encouraging them to share their views.

Councillor John Gardner, Executive Member for Environment and Regeneration said: “We want people to get involved and talk to us about how they feel. The plan aims to create a vision for Stevenage to take us to 2031 and we hope to create better opportunities and chances for people that live in, or come to, Stevenage in the future.

“We want to ensure that we plan enough affordable homes for people to continue to live here, along with their children and grandchildren. As well as new homes and jobs, there will also be protected open spaces and local facilities to help communities grow. We have been working closely with our neighbouring authorities to produce a local plan that meets the needs of local people and I look forward to hearing residents’ views on it.”

To have your say on the consultation, please visit our website www.stevenage.gov.uk/have-your-say 

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