Local Plan Stages

  • Stage 1 (2017)Initial Consultation (Regulation 18)
    • We'll gather evidence for the issues we need to address. This stage has now ended.
  • Stage 2 (2018)Issues & Options (Regulation 18)
    • We'll consider how best to address the issues. This stage has now ended.
  • Stage 3 (2019) – Preferred Options (Regulation 18)
    • We'll consult on the preferred policies & site allocations/designations needed to deliver the plan’s vision & spatial objectives based on the findings from the Issues & Options stage.
  • Stage 4 (2019) – Draft Local Plan
    • We'll publish a draft plan with supporting evidence, request stakeholder and community views.
  • Stage 5 (2020) – Local Plan Submission
    • We'll submit the plan and supporting evidence to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate – examination (testing).
  • Stage 6 (2020) – Adoption
    • We'll formally adopt the new plan, providing it’s been prepared correctly, and use it to determine planning applications.

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

We are required to produce a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to set out how we will involve local communities, businesses and organisations in preparing the Local Plan and the planning application process. It includes details on how and when community involvement will take place and who will be consulted.

Our Draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is now available.

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The timetable for preparing the various documents that make up the Local Development Framework. The latest version approved in November 2017.

Our Local Development Scheme (LDS) is now available.