The Forest of Dean District Council are continuing with the preparation of the new Local Plan.
Having completed the Core Strategy we are now turning to review the old 2005 Local Plan maps and allocations which support the Core Strategy in the interim but need reviewing in order to provide longer term guidance. A new document which will include detailed maps for the whole area is being prepared. It is expected that there will be many similarities with the old Local Plan maps, but the Allocations Development Plan Document (ADPD) is nonetheless a new look at what is needed to be allocated (identified) on the ground for the Core Strategy to be implemented. This includes 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 CS.
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). The ADPD will show how the proposals in the Core Strategy will be implemented. An important part of this new ADPD will be a map showing in detail sites identified for particular developments, protected areas and settlement boundaries. This will be accompanied by policies which identify land for development in accordance with the requirements of the Core Strategy.