In November 2016 the Council published a Commencement Document when people had the opportunity to comment on the issues to be addressed in the Plan.  The Issues and Options stage is the next stage in preparing the Local Plan and will be split into two phases.  The first phase (comprising two periods of consultation) will be a discussion around options and the second phase will be consultation on the preferred approach.  Phase 1 covers options for four broad areas:

  1. Vision & Priorities
  2. Where new development should be located
  3. Strategic Development Locations
  4. University growth and student accommodation requirements

Why are we consulting?

This consultation is your chance to comment on these options.  A second options consultation (Phase 1b) will take place in the spring of next year and will focus on Development Management policies that require review and place-based strategy issues. A further period of consultation will take place in the summer of 2018 on the preferred approach (including strategic development sites and smaller site allocations).  

What happens next: 

What happens next

Please note that all comments will be made publically available as soon as possible after the end of the consultation.  These comments will help us develop the next stage of the new Local Plan 2016-2036. 

Consultation Dates

Consultation Dates:
22/11/2017 - 09:00 to 10/01/2018 - 23:45

Other Related Information

Areas Covered
All Areas

Contact Details

Planning Policy Team