THURROCK’S leading councillor for planning matters is urging people to get fully involved in the preparation of the borough’s Local Plan.
The first of what will be several consultations is already running – and has been extended until Friday, 22 January.
Part of the creation of the overall Local Plan has to take into account the future of parks, green spaces and other open “active” facilities, like children’s play equipment.
Cllr Richard Speight, portfolio holder for regeneration is urging as many people as possible to make their voices heard.
He said: “To ensure that policies in the Local Plan relating to open spaces, sport and recreation are effective, it is essential that the needs, attitudes and expectations of local communities are known and understood.
“That’s why we are asking people to take a few minutes to let us know what types of open spaces they use, how regularly, how they get there, and any ideas they may have on how things could be improved.”
People can take part in the thurrock.gov.uk/say. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available at the Civic Offices and all libraries in the borough.