County Council looking for better ways to communicate over planning matters
Lincolnshire County Council has launched a consultation to find out how to better communicate with residents on planning matters.
The council has responsibility for preparing policy documents and determining planning applications relating to mineral working and waste management - for example applications for quarrying or waste transfer stations, as well as applications for its own developments, such as new road schemes and improvements to schools.
The council is asking residents for feedback on how best to communicate on these matters.
Coun Eddy Poll, executive member for commercial and environmental management, said: "We need to make sure that we get the right information to the public at the right time, through the right channels. It is so important for us as local councillors to get as much feedback as possible, so we can make an informed decision right for residents.
"In the past, the council has communicated using traditional methods – so via newspaper advertising, site notices and letters. However, times are changing and we need to widen our approach by using new methods such as social media.
"We've put some initial thoughts in a 'Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)', which is available on our website, and includes new ways of working, such as communicating via Facebook. We would very much welcome feedback and suggestions on better ways of communicating."
The consultation runs until 5pm on Monday, March 4.
For more information, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/mineralsandwaste