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Preferred Options Paper

Our period of public consultation has now ended. This consultation ran from 18 January 2017 to 12 April 2017. Thank you to everyone who responded. All responses will now be carefully considered.

Preferred Options Paper

The Council’s Forward Planning Team published the Council's Preferred Options Paper on 18 January 2017 for a 12 week period of public consultation, ending on 12 April 2017.

The purpose of the POP document was to:

  • Promote debate on issues of strategic importance that will influence the shape of future development in our Borough up to 2030
  • Set out a number of planning issues that we wanted to engage with the public on
  • Provide possible options for the strategic direction that our new Local Development Plan might take.

The Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment Interim Report (SA) and Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) also went out for consultation during the same time as the POP document.

The POP was the first formal stage in the preparation of the Council’s Local Development Plan and was a significant milestone for the Council in exercising its new planning responsibilities. The POP was also an opportunity for the public and other key stakeholders to shape the Council’s local development plan.
We would like to thank all of those who took time to consider our POP document and provide representation.

Preferred Options Paper Consultation Report

Following the publication of our POP, the Forward Planning Team carried out an assessment of the responses received. The Council has prepared a Preferred Options Consultation Report which provides a summary of the main issues raised following the POP public consultation and how these issues were taken account of in the preparation of the Local Development Plan .

You can view the Preferred Options Paper Consultation Report by clicking here

Should you require a copy of this document in an alternative format, it can be made available on request in large print, audio format, DAISY or Braille. It may also be made available in minority languages to meet the needs of those whom English is not their first language. Our contact details are set out at the bottom of this page.

The POP was published along with a number of other key documents which are also subject to public consultation. These documents have been prepared alongside the POP and include a Sustainability Appraisal Interim Report incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment and an 'Equality Screening Assessment Interim Progress Report.'

Related Downloads:

Preferred Options Paper
Prefered Options Paper Summary Booklet
Sustainability Appraisal Interim Report Incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment
Equality Screening Assessment Interim Progress Report
2015 Housing Monitor ​

Meeting the Needs of Society Evidence Paper
Facilitating Economic Development Evidence Paper
Shaping Our Environment Evidence Paper
Review of Operational Planning Policy Evidence Paper  

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