A consultation that will move a key future planning document a step closer to adoption has been launched. South Derbyshire District Council submitted its Local Plan Part 2 to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for consideration back in January, with the inspector responsible now allowing the next phase of the process to proceed.
This involves asking for comments on the ‘main modifications’ and an updated sustainability appraisal to the Local Plan Part 2 – a blueprint that will allocate sites in the District for developments of fewer than 100 homes and provides policies to help determine planning applications up to 2028.
All consultation documents can be found online at www.south-derbys.gov.uk/modsconsultation , while reference copies are also available at the Council’s Civic Offices in Swadlincote and at all local libraries.
Comments will be accepted until 5pm on August 18, 2017, with the aim of having Part 2 officially adopted later this year.
The Local Plan Part 1 – which addresses development requirements over the period 2011 to 2028 and sets out how 12,618 additional homes in that period, as well as 53 hectares of new employment land, will meet needs – was officially adopted by the Council in June last year. It came after a Government Inspector ruled that the plan was ‘sound’ and legally compliant, meaning the Plan became a formal document for planning teams to use.