Local Development Scheme

    The Local Development Scheme 2019 sets out the Council's work programme for the preparation of new planning policy documents, together with a description of their contents. This is updated from time to time to reflect progress with existing policy documents and the inclusion of new ones in the work programme.

    On 5 September 2019 the Council's Cabinet approved an updated programme for the New Local Plan 2020-2040, summarised below:-

    Process Stage Proposed Completion Date
    Commencement July 2017
    Issues and Options Report July 2018 to March 2020
    Preferred Options Report January 2021
    Formal publication of the proposed new plan June 2021
    Submission of the proposed new plan to the Planning Inspectorate December 2021
    Examination of the proposed new plan March 2022
    Adoption of the new local plan October 2022


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