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People in Guernsey encouraged to form community plans to improve local areas

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Islanders in Guernsey are being encouraged to create plans to try to improve their local areas.

'Community plans' as they are being called, are documents which set out how people who live, work and spend time in an area would like to change it for the future.

The aim is to find out what the needs of the community are and what can be done to improve it.

The concept has come from the Strategic Land Use Plan which was introduced by the States in 2011.

Locals can make suggestions to improve a range of aspects in their community including services, facilities, roads, safety and the availability of social clubs.

The President of the Development and Planning Authority has said this is a great opportunity for people to get involved in improvements to their area.

Whilst government can help support the development of a plan it is vital that the vision belongs to the community and has its support and commitment.

– D&PA President, Deputy John Gollop