Local plan review 2020 to 2039
About the review
It's important to make sure we have an up-to-date local plan so that planning decisions can be made with local people having a say on setting local policies. This is vital to balance our desire to develop the areas where we live and work whilst ensuring our natural environment is protected where it’s needed. The Local Plan overall considers the sustainable needs of future and existing communities. Local plans must be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.
We are currently working on a new Local Plan which will set out land allocations and planning policies for the period 2020 to 2041.
You can view the consultations we’ve held on the Local Plan on the following pages.
- Scope, issues and options consultation (Jan 2018 to Feb 2018)
- New directions for growth (Jan 2019)
- Sustainability appraisal (Nov 2020 to Jan 2021)
- Draft Local Plan (June 2021 to Aug 2021)
- Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation (Feb 2022 to March 2022)
The latest Local Development Scheme (LDS), was approved at Full Council on 13 December 2022. The updated LDS extends the Local Plan period to 2041, revises the timetable for production of the Local Plan and establishes key milestones for public consultations.
For more information on the LDS and the proposed timetable for the Local Plan, see the webpage below:
Last updated: 23/12/2022 09:32