Development plan documents
Local plan part 2: site allocations and development policies
What is the Site Allocations and Development Policies DPD?
The Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Policies (LP2) will allocate land for specific types of development or designate land for environmental protection. It will also contain planning policies which set out detailed requirements for new development and provide further guidance for officers determining applications for planning permission.
What’s happening next?
At the meeting of the Council's Executive Committee on Thursday 24th August 2017 the Scoping Report and Methodology for the preparation of the Local Plan Part 2 was approved. A copy of this document along with the Council's response to all comments received as part of the consultation can be viewed in the documents to download section below.
Work has now started on the assessment of sites that will be put forward for allocation and the draft policies that will make up the Preferred Options version of the Local Plan Part 2. With nearly 300 sites to consider this process will take some time to complete.
The Preferred Options Local Plan will be made available for comment as part of a public consultation in Summer 2018.
What have we done so far?
Work on the site allocations plan started back in 2008. Since then a number of public consultations have provided people with the opportunity to suggest possible development sites to the Council for consideration. They also provided an opportunity for people to comment in these sites.
The Council has received over 250 site suggestions. These will be assessed to determine their sustainability and ability to meet the development needs identified in the Core Strategy. The Council will use the assessment to select the best sites to be allocated in the plan.
Those sites previously submitted to the Council are available to view in the documents to download section below.
The Council has determined that, in accordance with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, the Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Policies is likely to have significant environmental effects and that a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is required. The SEA Screening Statement and Determination document can be viewed below.
Documents to download
Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Policies – Scoping Report and Methodology (draft) (final version to follow)
Consultation comments on sites previously submitted (these were comments made regarding sites submitted to previous consultations - however this was not part of the formal consultation exercise).
Sites previously submitted:
New Sites submitted to the 2017 Call for Sites consultation