The substantive review involves a comprehensive review of the adopted Local Plan to take account of, amongst other things, changes that have occurred since adoption - including the publication of a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). It will need to identify potential housing and employment sites to meet the identified need, along with the new infrastructure required as well as reviewing ethe existing policies.

Progress made so far

You can read more about the work we have done so far on our Local Plan Review – Progress so far page.

We are also in the process of updating various parts of our Evidence Base.  

We are also undertaking a Sustainability Appraisal.

Gypsy and Traveller Site Identification

It was the Council’s intention to plan to meet the identified need for Gypsy and Traveller sites through the production of a specific Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD). However it was agreed at a meeting of the Council's Local Plan Advisory Committee on 7 November 2018 that the needs of Gypsies and Travellers should now be addressed as part of the Local Plan Substantive review rather than through a separate Development Plan Document.

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Last updated: Wed 16 December, 2020 @ 11:08