What happened previously
An initial consultation on the scope of the new Local Plan was held July-August 2013. This invited people to put forward ideas and aspirations for how the district should develop over the coming years. The Council prepared a scoping report that summarises the various issues and discusses some options for development such as housing and employment.
The scoping report can be downloaded below. The Council also prepared a Sustainability Appraisal scoping report and welcomed comments on this.
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Responses to the initial consultation
The deadline for consultation responses to the initial consultation was 19th August 2013.
The Council received the following responses to the consultation:
In addition to consultation during July-August, the Council approached it's Citizen's Panel to ask about preferred priorities for planning strategy. The following spreadsheet summarises the response:
A second stage of consultation on the new Local Plan was held between 24 January and 24 March. The Council received over 1000 responses to the consultation and these are now available online by using the search facility below. A summary of the representations is available below:
Following the Options Consultation which concluded on the 24th March 2014, the Council has been considering which sites are most appropriate. A report was taken to Cabinet on the 4th September 2014 on the progress of the Local Plan Review.
The Local Plan is expected to be taken to Cabinet in November with the aim to consult on the final version of the Local Plan review in early 2015.
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Maps can be found on the Local Plan Review Maps page
Representations received can be viewed here
The Council received 1201 responses to the Local Plan Options consultation.
A list of all the representations can be viewed here.
To view individual representations in pdf format please go to the representations page.
Please note that signed petitions were given separate representation numbers but will show as a combined response when searched, such as Rep 1046-1059 Residents of Silverton.
If you have any questions please contact the Forward Planning team on 01884 255 255.