We wanted to provide a quick update to let residents know that we are still working hard on our final neighbourhood plan, which we will be submitting to the council imminently. It took a bit longer than expected, because we have a couple of really ambitious policies in there that needed some external expertise to make sure they are worded right. We wanted to take the extra time to ensure the Plan is in the best shape it can be, because it will be inspected by an independent examiner and we want to give it the biggest chance of making it through. We also thought it was very important to include some complex policies in there on matters that are really important in Whitburn, which meant we needed some extra technical support. Excluding these policies would have given us a final plan much sooner, but it would have meant missing the opportunity to make a real difference. Through the Neighbourhood Plan we want any future development to help protect and improve the place where we all live, work, exercise and socialise, and where our children play and grow up.
Please watch this space for some more news coming soon.