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Extra time to comment on Wirral’s Local Plan

Opportunity to comment on what will be one of the most important documents underpinning future development in Wirral for the next 15 years has been extended to July 25. 

This provides an additional chance for residents, local groups and communities, businesses and other interested stakeholders to make formal representations on the Submission Draft Local Plan for Wirral. 

The Local Plan is important for showing where various types of developments are possible, and therefore where resources and additional infrastructure such as walking and cycling links, or new schools are needed and will help support bids for Government funding.  

The plan will also ensure that Wirral protects its fantastic built heritage, its Green Belt and outstanding natural environment.  

The additional time for making formal representation follows the recognition that some information was not in the original bundles issued. Full details are set out in the Notice of Extension which can be viewed at www.wirral.gov.uk/newlocalplan 

You can read the Local Plan, a summary document, and key evidence documents online at www.wirral.gov.uk/newlocalplan. Paper copies of the Local Plan and key supporting documents will also be available at all libraries throughout the consultation period for anyone who wishes to view/study them.   In addition, paper copies of the full range of evidence studies used in the preparation of the Local Plan will also be available at Birkenhead Central Library.  

Guidance on how to make a representation is available at www.wirral.gov.uk/newlocalplan and all libraries.  

The deadline for the receipt of any representations is now 5pm on 25th July 2022.

Following the end of the publication period the Council will collate all the representations received before submitting them along with the Local Plan Submission Draft and evidence documents to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities who will appoint an Inspector to carry out an independent examination. This examination is expected to take place towards the end of the year.