Stage A Regulation 18 Site Proposals and Growth Options
We have already had our first consultation on more than 600 sites suggested to us by developers and landowners called “Site Proposals”. This was accompanied by a “Growth Options” consultation on strategic policies to guide how and where different kinds of development might be distributed over the whole area.
A feedback report on the Growth Option consultation (the “Draft Statement of Consultation”) is available here.
More information on the first stage of consultation, including all comments made on sites, is available here.
Stage B Regulation 18 New, Revised and Small Sites Consultation
The current consultation covers newly submitted sites, revisions to some of the sites already consulted on in January and small sites. Altogether, this comes to more than 200 sites. We need to get views on these sites to help us draw up our draft plan.
Except for the sites we have been asked to revise, we are not consulting again on the sites we asked for your views on in January. However, if a new site changes your opinion on a site we have already consulted on, please let us know.
The consultation runs from 9am on 29th October to 5pm on 14th December, 2018.
Click here to get more information and have your say on the new, small and revised sites.
Stage C Regulation 18 Draft Plan Consultation
The draft plan consultation will include the preferred planning strategy for the area to 2036 and the preferred sites we intend to allocate to achieve that strategy. Comments made through the draft plan consultation will help us to make any changes needed to the strategy and the list of preferred sites.
The aim is to then to submit to the plan to the Secretary of State (Regulation 19) so that it can be examined in early 2021 and adopted in late 2021.