Saturday, 5 May 2012

Local politician asks to hear YOUR views on Core Strategy

A politician is asking local residents, community groups and parish councils for their views on North West Leicestershire District Council’s newly approved Core Strategy.

As a precursor to a formal consultation period, which commences later this month Councillor Leon Spence, Leader of the Labour Group at North West Leicestershire is writing to community groups throughout the district offering to attend group and community meetings to listen to the views of local residents in order that they can feed into Labour group policy.

Councillor Spence says:

‘The Core Strategy is a massively important document for the future of our district setting out planning policy for 25 years and identifying where at least 9,700 homes should be built and where industry should be located. It is very clear that the Core Strategy will impact on ALL of North West Leicestershire.

A hugely important aspect of forming our policy towards the strategy will be to listen to local people and in particular community groups, those local residents who take such an active and important role in improving the places where we live.

Ultimately the Labour Group believe that the results of the formal consultation must be brought back to council for final ratification. Independently listening to local people will enable us to much better understand what the residents of North West Leicestershire really think about this strategy.’

Anyone who would like to invite a Labour Party representative to attend a community or group meeting to listen to their views is invited to contact Councillor Spence on 07828 194768. Alternatively local residents can e-mail their views on the Core Strategy directly to Councillor Spence at corestrategyviews@yahoo.co.uk .

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