Local plan review
We are reviewing our local plan with the aim to create a new local plan that will provide direction on the future growth of the area.
Once adopted it will replace the current local plan strategy (which was adopted in 2015) and the local plan allocations document, which is expected to be adopted in 2018. Until the time the new local plan is adopted we will continue to use the existing local plan when making planning decisions.
The review of the local plan is separate to the on-going work on the local plan Allocations document. The allocations document will complete the current local plan and will be presented to members of the district council in May 2018 before being submitted for its examination
Scope, issues & options
The first stage of the local plan review - scope, issues & options document which was consulted upon between 30 April and 11 June 2018. The document began to consider some of the key issues facing the district and a number of potential solutions.
The scope, issues & options document was supported by a number of documents: