A Local Plan is a set of policies used to inform decisions on planning applications and appeals, and a local planning authority should review its Local Plan at regular intervals to assess whether some or all of it may need updating. When adopted, the plan will play an important role in shaping our future - how our towns and villages develop, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, developing our local economy, improving leisure and visitor facilities and supporting more sustainable forms of travel.
We began reviewing the Local Plan in 2016 and submitted it on 1 August 2019 to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.
Further details on the examination can be found on the Examination page.
Timeline of the Local Plan - click to see larger image