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New Local Plan

New Local Plan Options Consultation

The Council will be consulting on the New Local Plan Options document between Thursday 28 January and Friday 12 March 2021. The consultation will take place under the requirements of Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

We will update this webpage when the consultation begins.


The New Local Plan will set out a blueprint for how the District will grow and change over the next 15 years and beyond. This is the first stage in the process of preparing the Plan. The New Local Plan, when adopted, will replace the current Local Plan (the Core Strategy and Delivery DPDs).

Previous Work on the New Local Plan

A 'Call for Sites' exercise was undertaken between March and May 2019 to understand what land interests there are in the District for potential housing, employment, retail or other development uses.

A Regulation 18 consultation on the New Local Plan Issues and Options document took place between June and September 2019.

We have also started collecting technical evidence to inform the overall approach and policy direction of the new Plan.

We will continue to accept site submissions at this time and a Site Suggestion Form is available to download which provides further details.


If you require any further information, please contact a member of the Development Strategy team using the contact form below.

Last updated 22 January 2021
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