Scope of the Local Plan Review

Local Plan Review Ceased

Work on the Local Plan Review stopped in September 2019.  Instead, we are now preparing a new Local Plan to cover 2023-2040.


Local plans can cover a wide variety of subjects of relevance to the local area. Some matters are relevant nationwide (e.g. providing enough housing); some are relevant only to selected council areas (e.g. student housing). 

We consulted on the 'scope' of the Local Plan Review (LPR), with statutory consultees in autumn 2016.

We also undertook public consultation on the Scope of the LPR in spring 2017, alongside the Issues and Options.  The comments we received, and a summary of them, can be found below.