Local Plan review timetable

March 2024 - Local Plan Review update:

The Regulation 19 Local Plan period of representation closed at 5pm Friday 1 March 2024.  Any representations 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) will be reviewed and published online, subject to them meeting the standards set out within the Frequently Asked Questions and Guidance for Making Representations. An update in relation to the date of publication of representations will be provided on our Local Plan Regulation 19 webpage in due course once officers have processed all representations received.

The formal Local Plan timetable is set out in the Local Development Scheme. This document sets out the production timetable for the planning documents we will be publishing over the next three years. It is reviewed on a regular basis to take account of changes to our anticipated Local Plan preparation timetable.

The preparation of a Regulation 19 document has taken longer than expected.  This was initially due to the publication of a revised National Planning Policy Framework in July 2021, and then due to the new requirement for water neutrality in September 2021.

For a more detailed explanation of each stage of the Local Plan, or how we consult please visit our What is a Local Plan? page and our Statement of Community Involvement documents.

DateLocal Plan Timetable
April-May 2018Publish Issues and Options
May 2019-January 2020 Evidence Gathering
February-March 2020 Regulation 18: Public Consultation on Draft Plan
April 2020-December 2023Regulation 19 Preparation
19 January-1 March 2024Regulation 19 Proposed Submission and Period of Representation
June 2024Submission
July-October 2024Examination (Hearings to be held October 2024)
November-December 2024Main Modifications Consultation
March 2025Receipt of Inspector's Report
May 2025Adoption