Allocations Plan - previous stages

Allocations Plan Examination 28 August 2015 to 20 June 2018

The ‘Allocations Plan Submission Draft August 2015’ and associated documentation were submitted to the Secretary of State on 28 August 2015. The plan was examined by an independent planning inspector to determine whether the document is sound. The Inspectors Final report was received on 20th June 2018.

To view documentation relating to the examination (such as programmes, matters and statements) please see: Allocations Plan examination 

Draft Main Modifications consultation 23rd October 2017 to 4pm 18th December 2017.

Following the additional hearings into the Further Changes the Council proposed Main Modifications to the Allocations Plan. A schedule was prepared and presented to the Inspector for his consideration. The schedule of Main Modifications to the Allocations Plan Submission Draft August 2015 was approved by Full Council on the 19 October 2017 and The Main Modifications are were subject to a public consultation between 23 October 2017 and 18 December 2017. At this stage the consultation only concerned the main modifications and not any other aspect of the plan. Please:

The Main Modifications were put forward without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions to the plan.

In preparing his report of the examination the Inspector takes into account of all the representations that have already been made on the additional site allocations and policy changes when they were published for consultation from December 2016 - February 2017. 

Main Modification Consultation documents

In addition to the Main Modifications which affect the soundness of the Plan there are a number of other changes of a minor nature which are proposed - see the: Additional modifications table. They were not part of the present consultation.

September 2017 - Inspector's letter to Council remain modifications

Following the conclusion of the July Hearings, the Council prepared a draft schedule of potential Main Modifications, a corrected version of which was forwarded to the Inspector on 18 August. This was provided for the Inspector’s consideration and the Inspector responded to the draft schedule in a letter dated 4 September outlining some concerns and recommending changes which addressed them.

Additional hearing sessions considering the Allocations Plan Further Changes were held from 12th July 2017 until Friday 14th July 2017. 

Further Changes Consultation 19 December 2016 to 13 February 2017; please see: 

The Council considered the modifications necessary to the plan in light of the Inspector's interim findings. The Inspector outlined the need for the Council to review and undertake a focused public consultation on housing requirement, the proposed new allocations, and on the revised Canal policy before final proposed Main Modifications can be settled.

Hearing sessions 26 January 2016 to 11 February 2016

Submission of Allocations Plan to the Secretary of State 28 August 2015

Submission documents

Sustainability Appraisal

Statement of Consultation

Representations received

Representations received to the Publication Version may be viewed:

Statement of Fact

Supporting Documents

Publication Version - 25 March 2015 to 20 May 2015

Allocations Plan Interim Draft for Council - 26 February 2015

Sustainability assessments

Please view the following Sustainability assessment documents for the Allocations plan:

Allocations Plan Pre-Publication Consultation 21 July 2014 to 15 September 2014

Committee Meetings

17 July 2014

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.

12 June 2014

It was resolved to recommend that the amended draft of the Allocations plan be approved for consultation.

Allocations Development Plan document consultation 1 May to 27 July 2012

Consultation on the Allocations Development Plan Document (ADPD) and what it should contain - 1 May 2012 - 27 July 2012

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