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Allocations Plan


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The Allocations Plan will replace the remaining parts of the old style 2005 Local Plan Review which have not been replaced by either the Core Strategy or the CNQAAP.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.

The new document will be the bridge between the strategic and the very local, and will closely guide future planning applications.  It needs to ensure that the Core Strategy can be implemented and it covers the entire District except for the Cinderford Northern Quarter. 
Because it is the link between the Core Strategy and individual sites and settlements, the Allocations Plan has an important role in implementing the government’s wish to plan locally, taking into account the views of local communities.  The Forest of Dean District Council consider that local communities’ involvement at this stage is vital and that it is also the key to realisation of Localism. 

Allocations Plan Pre-Publication Consultation 21 July 2014 (now closed)

Between Monday 21st July 2014 and Monday 15th September 2014 comments were invited on the Forest of Dean District Allocations Plan Pre-Publication Draft. This Allocations Plan Draft for Consultation (21 July 2014) was intended to provide an informal opportunity to comment and contribute to the final version of the plan. Following the consultation, the consideration of comments and amendment of the document, the Council will publish and formally consult on a proposed submission version of the Plan (regulation 19). It is anticipated this will take place towards the end of 2014.
The documents may be viewed below
Comments received between the 21 July 2014 ad 15 September 2014 and the draft officer response may be viewed on the consultation page

Committee Meetings

The Allocations Plan Draft for Consultation 17 July 2014 (which incorporates minor amendments following the June Cabinet meeting) was presented to Full Council on 17th July 2014. The Committee report and minutes are available here.
The Draft Allocation Plan to be considered at July  Full Council Meeting is available below.
The Draft Allocations Plan was presented to Cabinet on 12th June 2014. The committee report is available here.
It was resolved to recommend that the amended draft of the Allocations plan be approved for consultation. The Draft Allocation Plan considered at the June cabinet meeting is available below
It is anticipated that the Allocations Plan will be submitted to the Secretary of State during November/December 2014.

Previous Stages

The brief for the Allocations DPD is available to view just click here

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.


Contact Information: - Local Plan Section,Forest of Dean District Council, High Street, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8HG
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