We will soon be launching a public consultation on our new Local Plan. The Plan is a vision and framework for future growth of our district, identifying where new housing, employment and other development could take place. It also sets out the policies we'll use to decide planning applications.
We'll update this page about how you can get involved and share your views early in the new year.
The preparation of a new Local Plan will help to ensure that the Council has a development plan for the whole district, in line with current national planning guidance which properly reflects its Economic Strategy and Corporate Priorities.
A Local Development Scheme sets out the timescales for the preparation of the Local Plan.
Issues and Options Consultation (now closed)
We held a six week consultation from 24 January to 6 March 2020 on the Local Plan Issues and Options document.
We are currently processing the comments recieved during the consultation - these will be made available, along with the Council's responses, on our website in due course.
This Issues and Options consultation is the first stage in the process of developing a Local Plan and asked for comments on the key issues that have been identified and for views on alternative options for growth.
You can find out more about the Issues and Options consultation on our consultation portal page along with information about:
Call for Sites
If you have any queries please contact the Planning Policy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01757 705101.