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July 2024: Local Plan Review update

The Regulation 19 Local Plan period of representation closed at 5pm Friday 1 March 2024.  Any comments received after this time cannot be accepted.  All comments received during the period of representation (9am Friday 19 January until 5pm Friday 1 March 2024) are being reviewed and will be published online on or shortly before Local Plan submission, subject to them meeting the standards set out within the Frequently Asked Questions and Guidance for Making Representations.

The next stage will be the formal submission of the Local Plan to the Secretary of State. This had been due to take place in June 2024. However, due to the Prime Minister announcing a General Election to be held on 4 July 2024, submission has been delayed slightly and will now take place in the second half of July 2024.


For further information about the stages of plan preparation and the timescales this will take place, visit our Local Plan Review timetable page.

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October 2023: Local Plan Review Update

The Local Development Scheme 2023-2026 was agreed by Cabinet on 28 September 2023.  The Local Plan review timetable has been updated to reflect the timeline detailed within the Local Development Scheme.


31 March 2020: The Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan Consultation is now closed. 

The consultation on the Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan was held for a six week period between 17 February 2020 and 5pm on 30 March 2020.  The consultation sought views on all aspects of the Draft Local Plan, including the potential housing allocations.

The Council received thousands of comments from individuals and organisations and we are grateful for the time and effort that has been spent in making views about the Draft Local Plan known to us.

The Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan can be viewed online here.