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New Local Plan

The Council is developing a new Local Plan. The document is like a blueprint for future development so that inevitable change can be managed carefully and thoughtfully. The Plan can also help us tackle Climate Change and improve biodiversity. The current Local Plan dates back to 1994 - it is one of the oldest in the country and needs to be replaced.

Draft Local Plan 2041 next steps

The new Local Development Scheme (Local Plan timetable) was updated in February 2024. The table setting out the key dates are reproduced below.

 Regulation 18 ConsultationRegulation 19 

Pre - Submission Publication
Local PlanJuly - Sep 2023Oct - Dec 2024March 2025March 2025 - Feb 2026March 2026


The full Local Development Scheme can be seen by clicking the button below.

The Government have set a “deadline” of 30 June 2025 for submission of Local Plans under the current Local Plans system.