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Draft Plan with Options

Following the informal public engagement on the Scoping and Issues Paper held in 2022, the Council have been reviewing the comments received, updating the background evidence documents that inform the Local Plan review process and preparing the next version of the Local Plan review document. This Draft Plan with Options (PDF, 25,415KB) was published for formal consultation in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended.

What were we consulting on?

This consultation was seeking your comments on:

  • How growth (additional employment land and new homes) is distributed around the Borough.
  • Levels of growth, potential locations for development and place-shaping priorities.
  • The opportunity to inform proposals about how the Council’s planning policies can be shaped to address climate change and biodiversity net gain.

The consultation was supported by a set of supporting documents that have been prepared to inform the development of policy. These can be viewed via the ‘Supporting documents’, further below on this page.

This public consultation period ran from Monday 15 January to Friday 8 March 2024. Late responses were not accepted.

Due to the statutory nature of the Local Plan review process, we were unable to accept anonymous comments. It was asked you provided your name and address, and email address if you have one.

Drop-in sessions

As part of the consultation, we organised some drop-in events across the Borough where you could find out more about the consultation. We have also produced a Frequently Asked Questions document and videos. You can find these on Local Plan Review.

Supporting documents

Further information

For further information about the Local Plan review, including the scope and timetable for its progression, please view our dedicated Local Plan review webpage.