Residents in Newton Aycliffe will have another chance to find out more about Durham County Council’s County Plan during an information session on Thursday.
Following extensive consultations with residents, businesses and other interested groups and organisations, the latest version of the County Durham Plan has been produced.
And they can give their final views on the plan that will shape the future of County Durham at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre on Thursday, between 4pm and 5pm.
The County Plan sets out a vision for the county up to 2030, including proposals to create jobs, housing, shops, and road improvements.
The plan aims to support a thriving economy, vibrant towns, and more visitor attractions in County Durham whilst protecting and enhancing its heritage and character.
Prior to its submission to Government, which will hold a public examination in summer 2014, the final consultation has already seen 16 public events take place across the county with another 13 to come.
However, to ensure as many residents and businesses as possible can share their views, Durham County Council has added even more events to those first publicised.
Council officers will be available at these sessions to discuss the plan and advise people on how to respond.
Summaries of the plan and DVDs containing all of the plan documents will also be available to take away.
The plan, supporting documents, and information about how to respond is also available at all council Customer Access Points, libraries and on the council’s website at the above address.
As well as the public consultation events, a range of meetings with business groups, Area Action Partnerships, town and parish councils and other stakeholder groups are also taking place.
Cllr Neil Foster, Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “The County Durham Plan is one of the most important documents the council has produced since becoming a unitary authority.
“This will shape the future of the county for the next 20 years, helping to develop a thriving economy, promoting business and providing homes whilst protecting the key aspects of this historic and beautiful county.”
The additional events throughout the County will take place as follows:
Thursday 14 November – 4.00pm to 8.00pm – Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
Friday 22 November – 3.30pm to 5.00pm – Wheatley Hill Community Centre
Friday 22 November – 5.00pm to 6.00pm – Trimdon Community Centre
Friday 22 November – 6.30pm to 8.00pm – Wingate Community Centre
Monday 25 November – 4.00pm to 8.00pm – Seaton Holme, Easington Village
Wednesday 27 November – 4.00pm to 8.00pm – Belmont Community Centre
Friday 29 November – 4.00pm to 7.00pm – Fence Houses Community Centre