Regulation 18 consultation

The purpose of this stage is to engage with local residents and relevant organisations to identify how planning policy can be used positively to help address key issues within the local authority area. It takes any issues that have been highlighted and identifies the preferred approach for addressing these through planning policy. The purpose of the public consultations is to allow interested parties an opportunity to indicate if, on balance, they feel that the Local Plan takes the right approach to dealing with these issues or, if not, to highlight an alternative approach. 

December 2016 to January 2017

A consultation on the draft Borough Local Plan (BLP) was undertaken from Friday 2 December 2016 for six weeks until Friday 13 January 2017. This was a consultation under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012.

The consultation document, supporting evidence and received comments can be viewed on our consultation portal.

Responses received during the consultation period have been carefully considered and used to inform the preparation of the Submission version of the BLP.