Local Plan Part 2 - Development Management & Allocations

Planning Policy

Following Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy which is the overarching document of the Local Development Framework, the Council has prepared a second planning policy document.  This is the Development Management and Site Allocations now known as Local Plan Part 2 (LPP2). This incorporates both detailed development management policies and also allocates (non-strategic) sites to meet the objectively assessed development needs including retail, housing, employment, community, leisure and transport. 

A lot of work has been done with Parish Councils, communities and other organisations to develop the draft Local Plan .  Information specific to communities can be found in the 'Background work with parishes on LPP2' box below.

The other boxes below relate to documents linked to the stages of the emerging Local Plan Part 2 which are as follows:-

Stage / Event


Draft Plan Published for Consultation

24 October 2014
*'Publication' (Pre-submission) Plan* October-December 2015
Submission to Secretary of State March 2016
Examination Hearings May-July 2016
Inspector's Report October 2016
Adoption November 2016

* = current stage of process.

Please note that the programme for preparing Local Plan Part 2 has been updated since the publication of the most recent Local Development Scheme; the most up-to-date version is as above.

If you wish to be notified about future stages of Local Plan Part 2, please sign up to the Local Plan E-Newsletter using the following link:- Local Plan E-Newsletter