Planning - Local Plan

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Introduction - New Local Plan

The Council has prepared a new borough-wide Local Plan focussed on the period up to 2031.

This new Local Plan has been consulted upon and now is at the examination stage.

This new Plan, once adopted, will form part of the Council's Development Plan and will replace the current suite of adopted local plans. The new Plan will have a time horizon up to 2031.

In the interim, the suite of adopted local plans and any adopted Neighbourhood Plans will continue to represent the core of the Council's Development Plan, having been prepared under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


Plan-Making: Local Plan Examination

Two inspectors have been formally appointed to examine the soundness of the submitted Plan. More details are available from the Local Plan Examination Contents page.

Plan-Making: Local Plan Examination Library

The submitted Local Plan, studies and other pieces of evidence are now all available in one place in the Examination Library.


An updated timetable for the Local Plan has been produced (March 2020).

Plan-Making: Evidence

To inform and shape the content of the Local Plan, several pieces of evidence have been prepared. These are available on the Local Plan Evidence page.

Plan-Making: Sustainability Appraisal


The Council's suite of adopted Development Plan Documents is monitored on an annual basis. The Annual Monitoring Report contains information on housing land supply. The Housing Land Supply Position as at 31st March 2020 is now available. More information is available from the Monitoring page.

Plan-Making: Committee Papers

Local Plan matters are reported, initially, to the Council's Planning and Transportation Advisory Board (PTAB). Further details of agendas and minutes are available from the Meetings page.

Plan-Making: Consultation

No current consultations.

Consultation on the Local Plan has been informed and shaped by the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

For the Council's current position on CIL, please visit the Community Infrastructure Levy page.


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the Planning Policy Team.


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