Chance to shape the future

FURNESS Vale residents are to be given a say on how their village shapes up over the next two decades.

A public meeting will take place on Monday, September 5 in the Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane, that will give locals a chance to say what they value about where they live – and what they would like to see change.

Running from 7pm to 9pm, the event will allow participants to discuss topics including potential housing sites, cleanliness of the street scene, and traffic problems in Yeardsley Lane and elsewhere.

Organised by High Peak Borough Council and Whaley Bridge Town Council, it will also include a Community Conversation to help shape a borough-wide plan, called a Core Strategy, which will influence how and where the area develops over the next 20 years.

Residents will be invited to spell out their priorities for development and tell the borough council how they think their village should change in the future.

Ian Huddlestone, the borough council’s executive councillor for regeneration, said: “The Core Strategy is critical as it will shape the future of development in High Peak.”