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?
Following the public consultation on the Scoping Report and Methodology, which closed at the begining of April, the Council will now consider all the representations recevied and make any necessary changes to the report. The Council's response to all comments recevied will be made available for inspection in due course. Work on drafting the policies for the Local Plan Part 2 will commence once the Scoping Report has been finalised.
The Council will also start to assess the sites that have been submitted to the latest and all previous consultations, to determine their suitability for allocation.
A draft of the Local Plan Part 2 will then be made available for comment as part of a public consultation timetabled for Winter 2017/18.
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 area available to view in the documents to download section below.
The Council has determined that, in accordance with the Environmental Assessment of t 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
Sites previously submitted: