LOCAL residents are being invited to have their say on changes to a development framework that sets out proposals for the district over the next 15 years.
A number of changes have been made to the site-specific proposals document of Wakefield Council’s Local Development Framework (LDF), which outlines how land will be used for housing, sites for travelling showpeople and other developments.
The alterations, which were made following consultations in November and January, relate to land adjoining Hatfield Place, Havercroft and Wakefield Road, Fitzwilliam.
In Havercroft, the changes involve removing additional land from green belt adjacent to the allocated housing site. The land is as yet unallocated.
In Fitzwilliam, land close to Kinsley Primary School will be included as a new housing allocation, while the safeguarded land allocation will be deleted.
The document is currently being examined by an independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State, who will consider any comments before providing the council with a report into the soundness of the document. If it is sound it will be adopted by the council in the autumn.
Coun Denise Jeffery, the council’s deputy leader responsible for regeneration, said: “The LDF is an extremely important document which will guide how land is used for housing, development and jobs and how we can also look after our environment. It is very important that at each stage people give us their comments so we can make sure the LDF works in the best interests of the whole district.”
The public consultation will run from today until Wednesday, April 18. Visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/ldf to see the full schedule of changes to the site specific proposals.