Councillors visit Keelby to celebrate the newly adopted Neighbourhood Plan

Keelby Parish Council and West Lindsey District Councillors
Keelby Parish Council with West Lindsey District Council Chairman, Councillor Bunney and Councillor Bierley.

To celebrate the adoption of the Keelby Neighbourhood Plan, Councillors took a trip to the village to hear more about it.

Taking a tour around the village, Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Bunney, and Councillor Owen Bierley who represents the Caistor and Yarborough Ward, visited Keelby Village Hall, the Library and Youth Centre, the Village Green, Lincolnshire Co-op and the sports ground.

The Keelby Neighbourhood Plan was adopted at a full Council committee meeting on the 12 September 2023. It sets out six planning objectives for the next 20 years, which includes:

  1. Retain village character.
  2. New residential development.
  3. Local residential design principles.
  4. Business and services development.
  5. Environment and countryside.
  6. Roads and transport.

Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Stephen Bunney said:

“It’s important to recognise the incredible hard work done by the Neighbourhood Planning team over the last seven years. Everyone involved has clearly set out how they want to see the village developed. It was great to visit the village and witness many leisure activities available to the community, as well as seeing local residents.”

A neighbourhood plan is a document that sets out planning policies for a parish area and is used to decide whether to approve planning applications. Plans are written by the local community, the people who know and love the area and is a powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.

West Lindsey District Councillor, Owen Bierley said:

“It’s very much a community neighbourhood plan and we have done a lot of consultation on it, which has been very well supported. Thank you to the chairman for visiting and a wider thank you to Keelby Parish Council and the neighbourhood planning steering group for their hard work.”

Keelby Parish Councillor, Trevor Wright said:

“We’re delighted to welcome the Chairman and councillor Bierley to Keelby today to recognise the dedication to the Keelby Neighbourhood Plan. It sets out a vision for our village for the coming years which will form an integral part of planning consideration for the future.”

For more information visit West Lindsey District Council’s website to read more about Neighbourhood Planning.

For support, please email or call 01427 676676 and ask to speak to the Senior Neighbourhood Planning Policy Officer.

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