Local development plan views sought

VIEWS are being sought on Inverclyde’s new local development plan.

A main issues report, the first stage in the preparation of a new plan, has been produced and residents across the district are being encouraged to have their say before the 31 January 2021 deadline.

The local development plan sets out the council’s strategy, policies and proposals for the use of land and buildings within Inverclyde and is the document the local authority uses to determine planning applications and provide advice on development proposals.

The main issues report offers an opportunity at an early stage in the process for the community and others with an interest in the future development of the area to have a say on the content of the new plan.

It does this by setting out options for how particular issues should be addressed and by inviting views on these options and alternatives.

Councillor Michael McCormick, Inverclyde Council's convener of environment and regeneration, said: “The local development plan affects us all and that’s why it’s important that we get the views of residents from across Inverclyde.

“We all want what’s best for the area so I’d encourage those with an interest in its future development to have their say.”

The main issues report consultation period runs until 31 January 2021.

During this time responses can be submitted by:

  • email to ldp@inverclyde.gov.uk with the subject heading ‘Main Issues Report’;
  • completing the e-form on the council website at www.inverclyde.gov.uk/ldp-review, or filling out the PDF or Word versions;
  • writing to Planning Policy, Regeneration & Planning, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 1LY.

To discuss the main issues report, please contact a member of the Inverclyde Council’s planning policy team via the customer service centre on 717171.