Have your say in new ‘green’ plan

Councillor Gordon McCann

Councillor Gordon McCann

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Have your say

The future of Wyre’s green spaces is being considered as part of a new plan on where new development in the borough should be.

Residents are being invited to get involved in the consultation on Wyre’s coast, countryside, parks and playgrounds.

Participants will be asked questions about what they use the areas for, what would make them visit more and how often they use them.

People can also rate the value of existing facilities and prioritise what future use should be made of Wyre’s landscapes.

The outcome of the consultation, called the Wyre Great Outdoors Survey, will feed into a new Green Infrastructure Strategy.

That, in turn, will be taken into account when drafting the Wyre Local Plan and whenever new developments are proposed.

Coun Gordon McCann, cabinet member with responsibility for planning policy at Wyre Council, said: “Wyre is blessed with so much natural beauty and green space.

Our intention is to preserve as much of this as possible, but also to make sure these areas play a big part in the borough’s future development.”

Two different surveys are available, one for young people and one for adults. The quickest way to complete them is online at wyre.gov.uk/consultation.

They are also available at the Poulton Civic Centre, libraries and visitor information centres.

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