Last chance to have your say on vision for Argyll and Bute

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Published Date: 

27 Nov 2017 - 12:24

Local residents have just two weeks to give their views that could help shape the future of Argyll and Bute.

Argyll and Bute Council is consulting on a new Local development Plan (LDP2), which will set out our planning and development proposals for the 10 years from 2020 and a vision for the next 20 years.

We’re asking for people’s views on the ideas we have for the area. The consultation is taking place online. A number of public drop-in sessions have also been held.

Policy Lead for Planning and Regulatory Services, Councillor David Kinniburgh, said: “Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to give us their feedback.

“At this stage these are ideas but we need people’s input so we can formulate a new LDP. It will build on the successes we’ve already achieved to make Argyll and Bute a great place to live, work, learn and do business in.

“If you’ve not had a chance to make your views known, please do. It’s really important that we know what you think about our ideas so we can really deliver a bold future for Argyll and Bute.”

Among the main ideas posed by the consultation are supporting our growing sectors of tourism, seafood and marine-related industries, distilling, forestry and energy; taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the increasing investment and activity at HMNB Clyde; and exploring the possibility of a coastal National Park on Argyll’s west coast and its islands.

You can take part in the consultation Deadline for taking part is 11 December.

The public consultation, called the Main Issues Report, is the first stage of the process to develop a new Local Development Plan.  This report sets out, through a series of questions, how the proposed new LDP2 might differ from the existing Local Development Plan and asks people’s views on those proposals.

Following the current consultation, feedback will be reviewed and used to develop a formal LDP2 that will then go out to public consultation.