RESIDENTS of Silsden, Steeton and Eastburn are being urged to have a say on the three communities’ joint Neighbourhood Plan.

The highly-detailed plan, which will guide development in the three communities over the next few years, was put out to public consultation this week.

Residents and local organisations have six weeks to make comments and suggestions for changes before the plan is revised.

After this, the referendum will be held in Silsden, Steeton and Eastburn when residents can vote whether not to accept the final version.

The plan was prepared by parish and town councillors from the three communities over many months of meetings.

Residents were able to make suggestions in the early stages, and a wide range of organisations and public bodies were also given a chance to influence the plan.

Bradford Council is running the consultation. Copies of the draft Neighbourhood Plan are available at Silsden Library, and Steeton and Eastburn post offices, or can be seen online at