Latest News – Draft Plan Strategy – Completion of PAC Advisory Report
Following the conclusion of the Independent Examination of the Council’s Draft Plan Strategy in June 2022, the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) has now completed its Advisory Report. On 4 October 2023, the PAC forwarded this Advisory Report to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) for consideration. This report has not been issued to the Council, and its release is a matter for the Department.
Whilst the Council is not aware of the detailed content of the report, it is expected to make recommendations to the Department as to whether the Draft Plan Strategy should be adopted with, or without modifications, or withdrawn. The report will also give reasons for those recommendations. The Department estimates that its consideration should take approximately 12 weeks, however this timescale will depend on the nature and scale of the recommendations made, and implications for any modifications required.
Having considered the Advisory Report from the PAC, the Department will issue a Direction to the Council instructing that the Draft Plan Strategy is adopted with or without modifications, or that it is withdrawn.
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