Scope of the Local Plan Review


Work under the Local Plan Review has ceased.  Instead, we are now preparing a new 15-year Local Plan to cover 2023-2038

For details of the new Plan, please see


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.