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We have now published the representations received during our Regulation 19 Consultation, which took place between 3 February and 17 March 2023.

We invited people to comment on three specific questions relating to the Local Plan, which were: i) whether it is legally compliant; ii) whether it is sound; and iii) whether the council has engaged appropriately with partner organisation and statutory bodies. Almost 2,500 comments were received from individuals and groups, and we are grateful to everyone who took the time to respond.

Since the consultation closed, we have spent time collating and reviewing the comments and are now in the process of responding to the issues raised. This stage of the plan-making process is important to ensuring we are ready to submit the Plan for examination. We are working at pace but, due to the complexity of some matters, we are expecting to submit the Local Plan in early 2024.

Summaries of the representations are available to view on our website. Full representations can be viewed alongside the proposed submission Local Plan via the consultation portal. All representations will be passed to the Planning Inspector for their examination.


Regulation 19 Consultation 3 February - 17 March 2023

We created an overview document for the three key sections of the plan area. These documents provide a brief overview of the challenges facing the Local Plan, how we have addressed these, and the key points relating to each area. 

Local Plan Overview - East/West Corridor (Word doc) [642KB]

Local Plan Overview - Manhood Peninsula (Word doc) [641KB]

Local Plan Overview - North of the plan area (Word doc) [641KB]

These documents also include information about the latest consultation.

Local Plan email newsletter

We issue a regular email newsletter to keep you updated on all of the work we are doing around the Local Plan. Find out more and sign up to our Local Plan newsletter.

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Further Local Plan updates

The council issues regular news releases, as well as updates about the Local Plan in its district magazine, Initiatives.

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