Latest Progress on Local Plan (formerly LDF)
The following is a timetable of where
current Local Plan documents are up to and a
timetable of the most likely release dates for new
The Council is changing its approach
towards plan preparation in light of Government changes to the
planning system. As a consequence the Council is merging its work
on the Core Strategy and the Community, Environment and Economy DPD
into a 'Local Plan'. For more information please visit
the Forward Planning home page.
Progress with LDF/Local
Core Strategy DPD
Consultation was carried out in late 2007 on the
housing elements ("Issues and Options") of the Core
Strategy following consultation on the "Preferred Options"
document, published in September 2006. In November 2009
we carried out the "Preferred Options" Consultation
on the Core Strategy.
Housing Allocations DPD
The revised "Issues and
Options" consultation on the Housing Allocations DPD was
undertaken in August / September 2007, concurrently with housing
issues relevant to the Core Strategy. As a result of further sites
being submitted for consideration an additional stage of
consultation took place in February / March 2008. Since then any
further housing sites submitted have been made available for
comments on the Council's website. In November 2009
we carried out the "Preferred Options" Consultation on
the Housing Allocations.
Community, Environment and
This 'Issues and Options' consultation
commenced over the summer of 2011.
Local Development Framework/Local Plan
Existing Policy Documents
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