MEMBERS of Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council say they are disappointed by the controversial local plan.

Warrington Borough Council is to begin its formal consultation into the plan next month.

The document will govern development in the town for the next 20 years with the council saying more than 900 homes a year need to be built ­– some in the green belt.

Now the parish council says it will be involved in the consultation, adding that it will make a detailed response in the coming weeks.

A spokesman added: “Our aim is to protect the green belt and minimise the impact of traffic on residents. We are already working on this with neighbouring authorities.

“Government planning policy requires that councils produce a local plan covering a minimum of 15 years.

“We are disappointed that after a national consultation in which we took part, the Government decided to use the higher 2014 figures rather than the more up to date, and lower, 2016 figures.

“It is very important for residents to take part in the consultation, as all comments will go forward to a public inquiry and what happens in Warrington will be decided by a Government inspector, in line with Government policies.

“It is important not only to make objections, but to support proposals that you do not object to.”

Information on the local plan is in Culcheth Library and councillors will be there every Saturday Morning from May 4 between 10am and 12.30pm to discuss it and obtain the opinions and information from members of the public.