Neighbourhood Plan

Grimsargh Parish Council has agreed to begin the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan. A Neighbourhood Plan will give us the power to shape our future and growth.

It will allow residents to have a powerful influence in determining where new homes, shops and community facilities should be built and what they should look like. Once “made” it forms part of the statutory development plan and is used by Preston City Council, as the Local Planning Authority, in making decisions on Planning Applications.

To formally start work on our Neigbourhood Plan we have applied to Preston City Council to get the Neighbourhood area designated. Grimsargh Parish Council has agreed that the designated area for our Neighbourhood Plan should be all the land within the current parish boundary. Preston City Council will publicise our application from 5 August 2016 and the deadline for comments to the City Council is 2 September 2016. Preston City Council will then decide whether or not to designate the Neighbourhood area and publicise details of their decision.

A formal notice with a map of the proposed designated area can be viewed here and also on our Parish Council notice boards.

After our area has been designated we will begin a period of consultation with Grimsargh residents because it is a plan which is shaped by the community and not just the Parish Council. We have set up a Working Group which is leading the process for developing our Neighbourhood Plan. The Working Group consists of representatives of the Parish Council and we can co-opt other representatives onto the Working Group such as those with particular skills and expertise and those with a genuine interest in the village. If you would like further information about our proposed Neighbourhood Plan then please contact our Clerk, Sue Whittam.

Local Heritage List

Preston City Council are looking to introduce a Local Heritage List that would not only allow local people to identify local heritage that they would like to be recognised and protected but would also create an opportunity for local authorities and communities to work in partnership. The types of assets that could be added to the list may include a building, monument, site, place, area or landscape identified as having a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions because of its heritage interest. The local heritage list would not include already designated heritage assets such as listed buildings, scheduled ancient monuments and conservation areas.

Any asset that is put forward for inclusion in the Local Heritage List has to go through a strict process to see if it qualifies for inclusion on the list. Details of the selection criteria and designation process are available by clicking on the links. If you wish to suggest an asset for inclusion on the list please contact our Clerk Sue Whittam by 31 August 2016 with details and this will be discussed at our Parish Council meeting on 8 September. We will then put forward our list to Preston City Council who will give further consideration to our Local Heritage List.