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First phase of the Local Plan update is underway

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Did you know we have a legal obligation to review our Local Plan within five years of its adoption? There have been a lot of changes to the way we live since the existing plan was adopted in 2019, so in February our Full Council agreed that an update to our Local Plan: Strategies and Sites (2019) (LPSS) was necessary. 

This update will focus on making sure our borough keeps up with the housing, retail, green spaces and commercial needs of our communities.   

What's happened so far? 

The first phase of the process will consider the budget, timetable and scope of work required to update the local plan. This phase should be complete before the end of the year when more clarity on the Government's approach to planning reform is expected. A report detailing these findings will come back to Executive for review and approval.   

Find out what's happened so far 

Where can I find updates and share feedback? 

We'll keep you updated throughout the process. You'll be able to have your say, but things won't happen right away.  

Find answers to your questions