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New Local Plan: Development Management Policies

We have produced the new Local Plan: Development Management Policies (LPDMP). The LPDMP is part 2 of the Local Plan and will be used with the Local Plan: Strategy and Sites (2015-2034) adopted in April 2019. The LPDMP has detailed policies that will help to decide whether to approve planning applications. It will replace the remaining policies of the Local Plan 2003.

Regulation 18 Local Plan: Development Management Policies - Issues and preferred options

On 26th May 2020, the council approved our LPDMP Issues and Preferred Options document (Regulation 18) for public consultation. The public had seven weeks to comment. Visit the consultation web page to read the Issues and Preferred Options document and the comments.

We used the comments to help write the policies in the LPDMP (Regulation 19). Our Consultation and duty to cooperate Statement (PDF) [12MB] sets out our response to the main issues raised.

Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Local Plan: Development Management Policies Consultation (LPDMP)

The LPDMP is the version of the plan that we intend to submit to the Secretary of State for approval. The consultation on the LPDMP runs from midday Friday 7 January 2022 to midday Friday 18 February 2022. To see the LPDMP, find out more about the consultation and to have your say, please visit the consultation web page.

The LPDMP will be examined by a planning inspector who will decide whether it should be amended and whether it should come into force. The inspector will look at the comments we receive during this consultation and last year's consultation.

Read the Statement of Procedure (PDF) [69KB] to find out about how to have your say.

Supporting documents

Each version of the LPDMP must be supported by a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA). You can see the SA and HRA for the LPDMP Issues and Preferred Options and the LPDMP here:

The examination will check whether the policies in the plan are financially viable and do not prevent delivery of the plan as a whole.

Read the Viability Study (PDF) [13MB]

We have produced a series of topic papers to help explain how the LPDMP policies were developed. Read the LPDMP topic papers:

We need to make sure that the policies in the LPDMP are prepared in line with the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. We have prepared an Equalities Impact Assessment Screening (PDF) [309KB] to support the plan.