Have your say on vision of the future
Renfrewshire residents are being encouraged to have their say on the masterplan for how the area’s land can be used over the next five years.
A draft version of Renfrewshire’s Local Development Plan is being published for public consultation for six weeks as of Monday 14 January.
It sets out the different purposes designated for each section of land in the area; for example, retail, residential or office use.
Copies of the plan will be available for public viewing until Monday 25 February at council HQ, at all local libraries, and online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/localdevelopmentplan
Councillor Terry Kelly, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Planning and Economic Development Board, said: “The local plan is a hugely-important piece of work, as it lays down guidelines for councillors to consider in any future planning decisions.
“Our aim is to make the area a more attractive place to live, do business and visit, with land assigned in the right places to take account of all of the above.
“The publishing of the proposed plan gives residents and businesses a chance to look at how the plans will affect them.
“All feedback we receive will be taken into account before the final version is published and I would encourage all interested parties to have a look at the plan.”
For the first time, those who own property next to sites which the plan earmarks for new development will be directly notified by the council.
Notifications are being sent to community councils and other local organisations and individuals who took part in the development of the draft.
The publishing of the plan is the culmination of months of work for council planning officials, who have been working on the contents since 2011.
Once all comments have been received and considered, the final version of the plan will be drafted.
The plan will only be fully approved after a final period of consultation and a review of any objections to its proposals is conducted by the Scottish Government.
Members of the public with any comments or questions can get in touch by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 0300 300 0144.