The new Local Plan will guide development within the Borough up to at least 2032 and will be the main document that informs how planning applications are determined.
The Council is in the process of updating the timetable for the emerging Local Plan (Local Development Scheme). The next consultation on the emerging Local Plan is intended to take place later in 2020.
However, the future timetable is likely to be impacted by the Coronavirus situation as resources are diverted to supporting the Council’s emergency response as the first priority. This involves planning officers being tasked with undertaking new roles to support the Council’s welfare response. Please refer to this page of the website for further updates.