Local Plan Submission

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Local Plan Submitted

On Wednesday 23rd January 2019, the Borough Council submitted the Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.

This includes the version of the Local Plan consulted upon during the autumn of 2018, along with the following supporting documents (see below) and evidence.

In addition, spreadsheets of the representations made on the Regulation 19 version of the Local Plan were also submitted.

The Council will endeavour to share the representations on this website as soon as reasonably practicable - it is envisaged that they will be ready to publish at the end of March 2019. There is a need to ensure that the requirements of data protection legislation are complied with which means that it will not be possible to share the representations straight away.

Transitional Period for the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

The Local Plan has been submitted within the transitional period for the revised NPPF (July 2018) which concluded on 24th January 2019.

This means that the Plan itself will be examined against the requirements of the 2012 version of the NPPF and the versions of the Government’s Planning Practice Guidance that pre-date the changes in July 2018.

Next Steps

The Local Plan has now entered the examination phase of plan-making. This phase is managed by the Planning Inspectorate, in particular the inspector who will examine the soundness of the Local Plan. A Programme Officer will administer this process in liaison with the Council and the inspector.

An inspector will be appointed shortly. Once appointed the inspector’s initial task will be to read and process all of the documents that have been submitted.

Supporting Documents

Updates to the Local Plan

Any news or updates will be posted on the Local Plan landing page.