The Allocations Plan (previously known as Allocations Development Plan Document ADPD) will show how the proposals in the Core Strategy will be implemented. Together with the Core Strategy and the Cinderford Northern Quarter Area Action Plan (CNQAAP) it will form the new Local Plan for the Forest of Dean.
The primary role of the Allocations Plan is to provide the detail of how and where policies in the Core Strategy will be implemented. It will contain allocations for development but also protective designations and will also include revised defined settlement boundaries. It will sit within the context of the Core Strategy and has to be in conformity with it.
The Allocations Plan will replace the remaining parts of the old style 2005 Local Plan Review which have not been replaced by either the Core Strategy or the CNQAAP. The new document will include sites for housing, employment, shopping and other built development but also areas that need to be protected including the green spaces within settlements and sites of ecological and historical importance. Many of the existing sites are expected to be retained. Where they have planning permission then these are commitments which will be reflected in the new document. Others appropriate to the Core Strategy will also expect to remain where they can be demonstrated to remain able to be implemented and appropriate for the Core Strategy. The Allocations Plan will include detailed maps for the whole area.
Allocations Plan Interim Draft for Council, 26th February 2015
Proposal Map February 2015
Sustainability Appraisal for the Allocations Plan - Main Document (Draft for Council 26th February 2015)
Sustainability Appraisal for the Allocations Plan - Appendices (Draft for Council 26th February 2015)
Sustainability Appraisal for the Allocations Plan - Non Technical Summary (Draft for Council 26th February 2015)
HRA - Allocations Plan - Committee Draft - Feb15 - Report
HRA - Allocations Plan - Committee Draft - Feb15 -Appendix 2 European Site Information
HRA - Allocations Plan - Committee Draft - Feb15 -Appendix 3 Sites vulnerabilities and condition assessment
HRA - Allocations Plan - Committee Draft - Feb15 -Appendix 4 detailed policy assessment and mitigtation
HRA - Allocations Plan - Committee Draft - Feb15 -Appendix 5 plans and projects
Local Authorities have to prepare their “objectively assessed need” (OAN) which is their consideration of what additional housing should be provided in a Plan. The Forest of Dean has undertaken a joint study with Stroud and Cotswold, it is compatable with the remainder of the County and has been used as a basis for this assessment.
The Objectively Assessed Housing Needs of Stroud, Forest of Dean and Cotswold
Review of Objectively Assessed Need (OAN) for Housing, Proposed future provision under Forest of Dean Allocations Plan 2011-26.
Allocations Plan Pre-Publication Consultation 21 July 2014 to 15th September 2014
Emerging Allocation Plan Map 21st July 2014
Comments received between the 21 July 2014 ad 15 September 2014 and the draft officer response may be viewed on the Local Plan consultation page
Allocations Development Plan Document Consultation - 1st May to 27th July 2012
The Officers recommendations to the comments received were ratified at Cabinet on 18th April 2013 and approved at Full Council on 24th May 2013. The comments received along with the Councils response can be viewed in the document Allocations DPD Responses to May 2012 Consultation or from the Council's Local Plan Consultation Page. The Agenda and minutes from the Full Council meeting may be viewed here.