VIEWS are being sought on how the future of a Hambleton village will be shaped.

Hambleton District Council is asking local people for their views on the Ingleby Arncliffe Neighbourhood Plan.

It is a chance for residents to comment on the plan before it is examined by an independent inspector.

Under the Localism Act 2011, decision-making powers were given to local councils and communities – enabling them to make decisions on new houses, new services or commercial developments through the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan.

The parishes of Ingleby Arncliffe and Ingleby Cross undertook their consultation on the Plan in 2019/2020.

The Plan is hoped to tackle the issues around the lack of new housing and provide homes for young people, young families and elderly residents wanting to downsize.

The consultation runs until February 22 and can be accessed at hambleton.gov.uk