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Log-on to help shape land use in the Peak District

This is an archived press release

Monday 14 May 2007

14 May 2007

Log-on to help shape land use in the Peak District

People who missed out on a series of public meetings that will help shape how land is developed in the National Park for decades to come, can still have their say via the Internet.

The Peak District National Park Authority is drawing up new land-use policies that will have a big impact on local people, villages and visitors.

Over the past few weeks people have been invited to consultation meetings around the Park to find out more - but if they missed out they can still have their say by logging on to www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/ppconsultation

The deadline is 29 June and people visiting the website will be invited to comment on issues including:

*Where are the best places to build affordable housing for local people?

*Should industrial land be protected for job creation or given up for new housing?

*How much quarrying should be allowed in the National Park?

*What is the best way to manage traffic in the Park? What are the future transport needs of local communities and visitors?

*What is the future for the Peak District economy?

People without access to the Internet can find out more and have their say by phoning 01629 816200.

Chair of the Peak District National Park Authority Tony Hams said: "The way that land is used has a huge impact on people's everyday lives because it affects the economy, availability of housing, local community facilities and transport. The consultation we are carrying out will guide land use in the National Park for the next 20 years so now is the time to get involved and have your say."

This is the first stage of the consultation process and it will help narrow down the key issues to be addressed. There will be a further period of public consultation in the autumn, leading up to the submission of the Authority’s core policy document in 2008. This is the first of a set of plans that will form the Authority’s Local Development Framework.

This is an archived press release

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