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Whitegate residents urged to give their views
10:10am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
WHITEGATE residents are being urged to give views on the future of their parish.
More than 900 people living in the villages of Whitegate and Marton are being given the chance to help shape plans for their neighbourhood, and are being asked to give their views on where future housing, jobs, schools, roads, access to local health services and leisure facilities are located.
Residents will be asked about all matters that contribute to life in the Whitegate and Marton Parish.
A series of consultation exercises have been organised by Whitegate and Marton Parish Council to gather feedback, via door-to-door questionnaires, dedicated Facebook and Twitter campaigns, public events, and a neighbourhood working group.
Clr Mhari Oakes said: “We need your opinions to shape, preserve and protect the parish of Whitegate and Marton.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this generation to stand up and be counted and really make their mark.
"The Local Plan consultation is your time to decide what your neighbourhood, your roads, schools and countryside will look like over the next 20 years. You are being invited to tell us what you like and don't like about the area so that we can really make a positive difference."
Whitegate and Marton clr Gary Cliffe added: "In the past, the level of feedback from Whitegate and Marton has been very disappointing. But we hope that this is about to change.
"We trust that the community will pull together to make sure their views are heard by completing the questionnaires, attending a consultation event or contacting us via email, Facebook or Twitter.
"The local plan will give us some control over future development in the Whitegate area.”
To comment on what you would like to see in Whitegate and Marton in terms of transport, roads, local facilities and housing, please email Clr Mhari Oakes on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents can also visit whitegatemarton.org.uk to keep abreast of changes and developments in the neighbourhood plan.
Members of the public are invited to attend a pre-meeting of Whitegate and Marton Parish Council at 6.30pm on Monday, October 8, to discuss these topics.