Notification of start of LPP2

In addition to the Local Plan Part 1 – Joint Core Strategy which is the overarching document of the Local Development Framework, the Council will also prepare a further planning policy document. This is the Development Management and Allocations DPD now known as Local Plan Part 2. This will incorporate both detailed development management style policies and will also allocate (non-strategic) sites to meet the objectively assessed development needs including retail, housing, employment, community, gypsy and traveller, leisure and transport. This DPD is required to be in conformity with Local Plan Part 1 and the National Planning Policy Framework.

At its meeting on 17 December the Council’s Cabinet (Local Development Framework) Committee agreed to commence preparation of Local Plan Part 2 and publish notification under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012.

The Council collects information about potential sites through its Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) . A 'Call for Sites' exercise was held in Febuary 2014 (end date 12pm 22 February 2014).  This included requests for sites suitable for purposes other than housing which should have been submitted with a map and using the following form:-Call for sites form