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The Allocations Plan will replace the remaining parts of the old style 2005 Local Plan Review which have not been replaced by either the Core Strategy or the CNQAAP.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 Pre-Publication Consultation 21 July 2014 (now closed)
Allocations Development Plan Document Consultation - 1st May to 27th July 2012
Over the period 1st May 2012 until 27th July 2012, submissions were invited in respect of the new Allocations Development Plan Document (ADPD) and what it should contain.The allocation submission form can be downloaded here Allocation Submission Form and the Guidance notes to accompany the Allocations DPD consultation forms are available here.
Council's responses to consultation comments. - May 2013
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.