THE PUBLIC are being asked to have their say about changes to their council’s Local Plan.

A district council’s Local Plan sets out its vision and ambitions for development of the borough moving forward.

And Copeland Borough Council is asking the public to have their say on changes to its Local Plan.

Changes under consideration include adding and deleting site allocations for housing and employment development as well as changes to settlement boundaries and adding new policies. One of the changes to policy includes adding a policy on protecting air quality in the borough.

The draft plan said: “Natural England have suggested that the policy contains reference to reducing ammonia emissions.

“The Government’s Code of Good Agricultural Practice shows that around 88 per cent of ammonia emissions in the UK come from agriculture and the policy will help the government meet its target of reducing such emissions by 16 per cent in 2030, compared to 2005 levels”

Changes also include: “The creation of new policy relating to the development of the Cleator Moor Innovation Quarter, which will be centred around the existing Leconfield Industrial Estate and future expansion land.

“As it is a strategic site for the borough it is proposed that it has its own policy in a similar way to Westlakes Science Park.”