North Norfolk District Council has put together proposals for shaping the District over the next 15 years (the Local Development Framework
(LDF)). For six weeks from 25 September, 2006, people will be able to make their feelings known about the proposals - proposals for things like where land can be used for industry, how much affordable housing will be provided, supporting town centres, the preservation of green spaces, the building of wind turbines, and much more besides. The LDF consists of two main documents: the Core Strategy, which contains District-wide policies, and Site Specific Proposals, which show what kind of use (like housing, industry or retail) will be preferred on individual sites.
The consultation will run from 25 September to 6 November
, and will involve exhibitions in Cromer, Fakenham, Holt, Hoveton, North Walsham, Sheringham, Stalham and Wells-next-the-Sea, along with evening meetings at selected village halls across the District. People will be able to collect comment forms at these events. A comments form should be used, but the form can be submitted in a variety of way during the consultation period. All such comments will be in the public domain. Because it is a statutory consultation with strict rules imposed by the Government, no comments received outside those dates can be taken into account. The Core Strategy is due to be presented to the inspector in the spring of 2007, with the Site Specific Proposals to follow in September 2007
If you want to have a say about the future of Sheringham, now is your chance.