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)

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report 

Consultation comments and responses on the Local Plan Part 2 Scoping Report and Methodology 

Consultation comments and responses on the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

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). 

Site Index

Sites previously submitted:

Sites P001-P015
Sites P016-P030
Sites P031-P045
Sites P046-P060
Sites P061-P075
Sites P076-P090
Sites P091-P105
Sites P106-P120
Sites P121-P135
Sites P136-P150
Sites P151-P165
Sites P166-P180
Sites P181-P195
Sites P196-P210
Sites P211-P225
Sites P226-P240
Sites P241-P250
Sites P251-P258

New Sites submitted to the 2017 Call for Sites consultation

Sites P259-P269
Sites P270-P279
Sites P280-P289
Sites P290-P299


Site Allocations Screening Statement and Determination

Planning Policies

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