THE council is re-opening the Local Plan Pre-Submission consultation to give people another chance to have their say.

People can comment on proposals for the plan again from Monday September 2 to Monday October 14.

The Local Plan identifies where development sites for homes and businesses will be and the services and infrastructure needed to support them. It outlines how the district council is planning for this generation and the next up until 2036.

Wyre Forest District Council has made a few amendments to the Pre-Submission version of the Plan which was consulted on at the end of 2018.

This includes, changes to the transport infrastructure, removal of the site at Yew Tree Walk, Stourport-on-Severn and the inclusion of land adjacent to Blakedown Railway Station.

Councillor Fran Oborski, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Planning and Capital Investments said: “It is really important that everyone gets to have their say on the Pre-Submission version of the Local Plan.

"It was evident from the results of the last consultation there were a number of concerns about the transport evidence underpinning the Plan.

“Anyone who submitted comments last year can rest assured that those comments will still be considered and it is not necessary to repeat them. However, anyone who did not comment previously, or who wants to change or add to comments previously made, will have the opportunity to do so between Monday 2 September and Monday 14 October.”

Councillor Graham Ballinger, Leader of Wyre Forest District Council said: “This is a vital stage in the production of our Local Plan.

"This version of the Plan recognises the importance of supporting Blakedown Station’s infrastructure so it can encourage people to use trains instead of cars.

"We have also listened to what residents of Stourport had to say about the allocation of land at Yew Tree Walk and agree that it would not be appropriate to bring forward this site for residential development.”