Development plan tops agenda

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The main business of the next meeting of the Inveresk Community Council (ICC), to be held on Monday, March 16 at 7.30 p.m., will be the discussion of the Proposed Angus Local Development Plan (PALDP).

The PALDP was published by Angus Council on February 27 and is open for representations for a nine-week period until midnight on April 30. When formally adopted by Angus Council the finalised plan will replace the Angus Local Plan Review (2009) and guide development in Angus for 10 years.

Patrick Ford, ICC Planning Contact, explained: “Everyone in Angus is entitled to put in representations on the PALDP individually, but the ICC will also be doing so as a body, aiming to take into account the views of people local to our community council area. The meeting next Monday will be an opportunity for you to form and express your views.”

In the meantime, the PALDP can be viewed at www.angus.gov.uk/ldpconsult , or in hard copy at The Cottage, Dalhousie Street, Edzell between 2 and 4 p.m. on March 11 and March 16.

At the meeting, which takes place in Inglis Memorial Hall in Edzell, the PALDP will be introduced by a member of Angus Council’s Local Plan Team, there will be a Question and Answer session, and then a discussion period when views on the PALDP will be invited.

Patrick added: “The meeting will be chaired by our acting Chairperson, David MacSporran. The local Ward Councillors will be present. Members of the public are welcome at all ICC meetings, but you will be especially welcome at this one.”