Following four stages of Local Plan Examination hearings the Council received notification from the Planning Inspector that a number of changes to the plan, known as ‘Main Modifications’, were considered necessary to address issues of soundness.
The proposed Main Modifications included additional allocations, deleting some previous allocations and changes to the wording of some policies.
These modifications were put forward without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions on the Plan and, following the close of the consultation, the representations were passed to the Inspector before publication of her final report.
The changes are set out in the following documents:
- Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications - including Annex 1 Proposed Main Modifications Policies Map Changes and Annex 2 Examination Consultation Omission Sites)
- Proposed Main Modifications Sustainability Appraisal
- Proposed Main Modifications Habitats Regulations Assessment
The consultation ran from 10am Friday 13th July to 5pm Tuesday 28th August 2018
The consultation sought views on the proposed main modifications (including any related map changes); the proposed omission of sites identified for housing and safeguarded land during the Examination Consultation; and the associated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment.
The Council also took the opportunity to publish some ‘Additional Changes’ to the text of the Local Plan to provide minor updates and clarification, as well as provide a Main Modifications version of the Local Plan showing what the Local Plan would look like if all the Main Modifications and Additional Changes were made. The Additional Changes document includes minor changes to the Policies Map. The additional changes do not impact on the intent or interpretation of the policies of the plan or go to the heart of whether a plan is 'sound' or not.
These documents did not formally form part of the modifications consultation but were provided for completeness.
If you need any further information relating to this consultation please contact the programme officer via email.
|Reference||Examination Consultation Document|
Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications, including Annex 1 - Main Modification Map Changes and Annex 2 - Examination Consultation Omission Sites
|MC2||Proposed Main Modifications Sustainability Appraisal|
|MC3||Proposed Main Modifications Habitat Regulations Assessment|
|MC4||Schedule of Proposed Additional Changes, including Annex 1 Proposed Additional Map Changes|
|MC5||Proposed Main Modifications Version of the Local Plan document (with all Main Modifications and Additional Changes added)|
|MC6||Proposed Main Modifications Guidance Notes|
|MC7||Proposed Main Modifications Comments Form|
Please note that any comments you make will be made publically available and attributed to your name. Please see the Council’s Privacy Notice for details of how we use your information. We are required to share your information with the Planning Inspector for the purposes of the Examination.