Plan Review

Through the Plan Review we are seeking to ensure that the allocations and policies in our Amended Core Strategy and Allocations and Development Management DPD continue to be appropriate, up-to-date and effective. For the most recent update on the Plan Review, please refer to Second Publication Amended Allocations & Development Management DPD

Examination of AADMDPD

All information about the Examination of the AADMDPD can be found on the Examination homepage.

Submission of the Amended Allocations & Development Management DPD

The Amended Allocations & Development Management DPD (AADMDPD), along with its supporting documents has now been submitted to the Secretary of State to be examined by an independent planning inspector.  The Submission Version of the Plan was approved at the Full Council on the 12th December 2023. The recommendation was to submit the Plan to the Secretary of State. The Submission Version of the AADMDPD and supporting documents can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the link below. 

Next Steps

The Examination will involve Public Hearings chaired by the Inspector to discuss specific issues. The Inspector will decide the issues to be discussed and who will be involved in the discussion and will invite further supporting evidence from the Council and respondents as necessary. The AADMDPD can be formally adopted if it is found to be 'sound' at Examination. Further information relating to the Examination is available on the Examination Home page of our website.

Site Submissions - Private Landowners

Whilst we are not proposing to make any new housing, employment or retail allocations through this Plan Review, it is still possible to submit land for assessment and inclusion as part of the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment ('SHELAA'). This can be done by completing and returning the following form SHELAA site submission form (PDF File, 157kb). The SHELAA contributes to an understanding of the potential availability of land in the district, and may be drawn on as part of future Development Plan work. We are particularly keen to hear if you have a brownfield site (i.e. one that has been previously developed) An up-to-date understanding of available sites will help us to focus on delivering the development the Government is seeking. 

Should you own land that you think is suitable for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation - then it is also possible to submit this for consideration as a potential site allocation by completing and returning the SHELAA site submission form (PDF File, 157kb).

Alternatively you can also make a submission by making contact with the Planning Policy & Infrastructure team on (01636) 650000 or emailing 

Previous stages of the Plan Review

More information on the previous stages of the Plan Review is available on our website.