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Council Invites views on its draft Growth Strategy

An eight-week public consultation has been launched on Bexley’s draft Growth Strategy. The Council is hoping as many people as possible will take the opportunity to find about its plans for growth and give their views.

“This is our manifesto for growth,” says Gill Steward, the Council’s Chief Executive. “Increasing demand for housing and land is already having an impact on the borough. The Growth Strategy will put us in control, so we can ensure that the change that happens benefits the borough and our residents.”

Consultation on the strategy will run from 18 May to 14 July.

“As well as giving us their comments, this is a chance for everyone interested in how the borough will grow in the future to read about our plans and learn about the opportunities we aim to create,” said Jane Richardson, Assistant Chief Executive for Regeneration and Growth. “It’s also a chance to ask questions about the strategy and debate the issues involved.”

A series of roadshows on the Strategy will take place around the borough to raise awareness of the consultation and encourage people to give their views –

Saturday 10 June, 12 noon-4pm – Erith Riverside Shopping Centre
Tuesday 13 June, 3pm-7pm – Crook Log Leisure Centre, Bexleyheath
Thursday 15 June, 3pm-4pm – Mobile van outside Belvedere Junior School
Thursday 15 June, 4pm-7pm – Mobile van on Station Road, Belvedere
Tuesday 20 June, 3pm-7pm – Morrison’s superstore, Erith
Thursday 22 June, 12 noon-4pm – Welling Library
Saturday 24 June, 12 noon–4pm – Sidcup Library
Wednesday 28 June, 3pm-7pm – Crayford Library
Thursday 29 June, 9am-9pm – Bexleyheath Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath
Saturday 1 July, 9am-6pm – Bexleyheath Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath
Monday 3 July, 3pm-7pm – Sidcup Leisure Centre
Wednesday 5 July, 12pm-4pm – Thamesmead Innovation Centre, Belvedere

A summary version of the Draft Growth Strategy has been produced that includes details of how to have your say.

Printed copies of the full Strategy can be viewed at Council Offices and libraries, or online at www.bexley.gov.uk/growth.

A wide range of individuals and organisations will be sent details of the consultation, from local residents, landowners, businesses and local organisations, to other public bodies and interest groups.