The Local Plan provides a set of planning policies that outline how planning applications will be determined. The council has committed to reviewing its existing Local Plan.
The Local Plan is the main planning document a local planning authority uses to set out their aspirations for development in their area. It is influenced by public engagement and a robust evidence base, to ensure they are both aspirational and deliverable.
The council will keep stakeholders updated on the latest updates regarding the review. This will include:
The council is currently gathering preliminary evidence and preparing initial technical documents to support the review. It is anticipated that the council will issue a call for sites exercise by the end of May 2023. Further details on this exercise will be published at a later date.
Once the current stage has concluded, the council will seek to undertake its first consultation on the Local Plan. This is known as a regulation 18 consultation. This will invite statutory and interested parties to make representations on what the Local Plan should contain.
If you would like to be involved in the review of the Local Plan then please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
confirmation that you would like to receive regular updates regarding the Local Plan.
Please note you can remove yourself from the consultation list at any time by emailing the same address.