Examining the Local Plan
Our Local Plan: Strategy and Sites explains how we'll manage developments until 2034. The plan has been examined by the Secretary of State.
We adopted read the meeting minutes here.on 25th April 2019. You can
Sustainability Appraisal Reports
Each new version of the Local Plan comes with a Sustainability Appraisal Report. The report shows we:
- considered all reasonable options when writing policies
- chose the most sustainable options
We've also written an Adoption Statement explaining:
- what modifications we've made to the plan
- where you can read hard copies of the plan
How was the Local Plan examined?
On 21 November 2017 we submitted our plan for examination by the Secretary of State's inspector. Read the meeting minutes here. Our inspector was Mr Jonathan Bore BA MRTPI DipUD.
During the examination there was a series of public hearings. Read statements made at the hearings below:
All important documents from the Local Plan examination are available below.
You can find hard copies of examination documents at our Millmead office.
The Inspector's Report
On 28th March, the examination finished and the inspector wrote his findings:
You can also read, which was written in 2001.
The council met to discuss the impact of the inspector's report. We considered:
- how we could change the plan
- the effects of refusing to adopt the modified plan
Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
We received questions about changes made to our HRA after the inspector's report was published..
Use our previous consultations page to read:
- consultations on versions of the plan from 2016 and 2017
- past versions of the plan
To buy a hard copy of our Local Plan, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 444471.