Local Plan review 2016 to 2036

Reviewing the Local Plan

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.

We have reviewed our Core Strategy (adopted 2009), Area Actions Plans (adopted 2011 and 2014) and our Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (adopted July 2016). We also invited views on our Statement of Community Involvement alongside the scope, issues and options consultation.

We are also updating our evidence base and supporting studies

The Local Plan review is being carried out in stages and we consulted with you at the following stages (provisional timetable):

Past consultations

Future stages

  • Draft Local Plan 'preferred options' (Dec 2018 to Feb 2019)
    The Preferred Options Document is a key stage of the Local Plan preparation. It sets out the council’s preferred spatial strategy and preferred policy approach for the emerging Local Plan
  • Pre-submission (Jan 2020 to Feb 2020)
    The Pre-submission stage of the Local Plan Review is the publication of the proposed document and supporting evidence.
  • Estimated examination in public (Nov 2020)
    This stage is when the final Local Plan is submitted to the Planning Inspector for examination. Following a successful examination, the Local Plan will be adopted.

We aim to have a new local plan adopted in 2021.

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