Pre-commencement document

The council is starting the process of preparing a local plan to shape investment and infrastructure funding to support new homes, workplaces and local facilities for the next 15 years and beyond.

The Local Plan Pre-commencement document sets out the proposed content, scope and methodology of the plan. We consulted on this in early 2020. 

Read the response report for the Pre-commencement document consultation and view the responses received

The Local Development Scheme is the council’s project plan for the preparation of new planning policy documents between 2020 and 2023.

The Planning Advisory Service Toolkit: Part 1 reviews the policies within the existing Local Plan to assess whether a new Local Plan needs to be produced.