RESIDENTS and businesses in the borough have until Monday to have their say on proposals designed to guide planning policies in Cheshire West during the next 20 years.
Cheshire West and Chester Council launched the first phase of consultation on the emerging Local Plan in August.
People were invited to comment on preferred policies for development in the borough to 2030, including its location.
More than half of the responses received at an earlier stage commented on the prospect of land being taken out of the green belt around Chester to allow for the development of about 2,000 new homes to help meet the city’s future housing requirement.
Cllr Margaret Parker (Con), chairman of the council’s local development framework panel, said: “This consultation is everyone’s chance to help shape the policies and proposals that will support investment in much needed new homes, business development and our town centres and the protection and improvement of our environment.
“We are at the beginning of a two-year process that will involve further rounds of consultation and an examination in public before the Local Plan is adopted in 2014.
“But this does not mean that views at this stage are not important.
“The feedback from this consultation will be crucial to shaping the plan as it moves forward.”
The full proposals can be viewed and commented on through the council’s website. Copies are also available in all libraries.