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Area Action Plans (AAPs) are a type of Development Plan Document providing a planning framework for a specific area of opportunity, change or conservation. AAPs give a geographic or spatial dimension and focus for the implementation of policies for that area.
The council, along with its partners including The Mersey Forest and Bold Parish Council, is committed to developing a Forest Park, mainly in the Bold Area of St Helens. The Bold Forest Park AAP aims to encourage inward investment via rural entrepreneurship in the visitor economy, while providing leisure opportunities for the community.
At its meeting on 12th July 2017 St.Helens Council resolved to formally adopt the Bold Forest Park Area Action Plan.
This follows the Plan's examination by an independent Planning Inspector, who found the Plan 'sound' subject to a number of recommended ‘main’ modifications being made to the submitted (November 2015) version of the Plan.
The following documents are available to view and download:
The Plan will now form part of the St.Helens Local Plan providing a framework for the development of the Bold Forest Park area, setting out the planning policies against which development proposals will be considered.
For more details on the examination of the Plan and to view all the documentation, see Bold Forest Park Area Action Plan Examination.
The Bold Forest Park AAP has been prepared over a number of years. Throughout the plan preparation process, the Council has engaged positively with statutory consultees, local groups, residents, businesses and others to refine the Plan's policies and proposals. For each stage of preparation, the following periods of public engagement were held: