A NEW PLANNING strategy is to be launched in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Local people are urged to take part in a survey of their views so they can be included.
The survey has been launched by the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly, the forerunner to the regional assembly which people will vote on in the autumn.
The assembly wants to draw up a regional strategy which will replace the existing planning guidance which applies to Kirklees Council and others in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The new strategy will provide a framework for councillors voting on planning applications for land use such as housing, industry and leisure.
But it will cover far more issues than planning documents have considered in the past, such as the economy, environment, health and housing.
Assembly chairman Peter Box said: "We've identified a series of issues and topics we think the strategy needs to address.
"Now we want the public to let us know how they think we should tackle them."
A leaflet has been produced by the assembly about the consultation.
For a copy of the leaflet or to get involved, contact Amy Upson at the assembly at 18 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SQ.
Or you can also email amy.upson@yhassem bly.gov.uk or visit the assembly's website at www.yhrpg.info.