WARRINGTON Borough Council has become one of the first areas in the country to bring a new document outlining its vision for the future.

The Local Plan Core Strategy, which was first submitted to Government in 2012, has now been brought in - making Warrington one of the first borough’s in the country to complete the process.

The document outlines the vision for development in the borough for the next 15 years.

Clr Terry O’Neill, council leader, said: “This is a major step forward for Warrington.

“The Local Plan will shape and protect the way in which Warrington develops and grows up until 2027 importantly it will also support our ambitious growth framework, Warrington Means Business”

Clr David Keane, portfolio holder for environment and public protection, added: “This has been a journey of seven years and a lot of hard work to get us to this stage.

“We're proud that Warrington is among the first councils to have a local plan agreed.”

The final version is available to view at warrington.gov.uk