The consultation on the Preferred Options for the draft Local Plan has now closed. This was the second stage of consultation on the new Local Plan.
We have produced a Feedback Report setting out the feedback to the Preferred Options Consultation Document.
The Feedback Report:
- summarises the number of responses we received
- reports on the main issues raised
This report does not:
- provide any response to the comments we received
- indicate any changes which we may make to the proposed new Local Plan
We have also published a Feedback Report on the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment.
How to view the comments
You can visit our online Consultation Portal to view all the individual responses to the:
- Preferred Options Local Plan
- Sustainability Appraisal
- Non-Technical Summary
- Habitats Regulations Assessment
You can also download and read our guide about how to view the comments.
The next Development Policy Committee on Thursday 28 September will discuss progress on the Local Plan, the Local Development Scheme, Strategic Land Availability Assessment, and the Annual Monitoring Report.
You can view the agenda for this meeting.
Main consultation documents
Many of these documents have over 100 pages, and are large in size. You may find it easier to download and view these documents on a desktop computer, rather than on a smartphone or tablet.
Local Plan Preferred Options Document
This is the main document containing all the proposals for development.
Preferred Options Proposals Maps (Map Legend, North, South, Maps 1 to 3 and Insets 4 to 35)
These maps show all the proposed site allocations and areas for protection in the Preferred Options.
Other consultation documents
Preferred Options Sustainability Appraisal
This is the full sustainability appraisal.
Non-Technical Summary to the Preferred Options Sustainability Appraisal
This is a summary of the sustainability appraisal.
Preferred Options Habitats Regulations Assessment
This reports on potential impacts of the Preferred Options on the European habitat sites.
Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment Summary Leaflet
This summarises the sustainability and habitats assessments.
We have published a summary of the Preferred Options in the Local Plan Summary (Newsletter 2).
We held a series of drop-in sessions in areas where there is proposed development. You can still read the exhibition panels online.
We have undertaken a wide range of research to help us develop our new Local Plan. This research, and its findings, forms our evidence base.