Local Plan Update

The Local Plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority, in this case RCC. Ultimately, the Local Plan guides decisions on whether or not planning permission can be granted.

RCC’s current Local Plan consists of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (adopted July 2011), Site Allocations and Policies DPD (adopted October 2014), and Minerals Core Strategy and Development Control Policies (adopted October 2010). This covers the plan period of 2011 to 2026. The Local Plan Review is being undertaken to extend the plan period to 2036.

 

REVISED TIMETABLE

The timetable for the production of Rutland’s Local Plan is being reviewed so the implications of St George’s Barracks can be fully incorporated into a single planning document – setting out the vision for growth and development in our county right up to 2036.

The new Local Plan will also provide greater certainty on the local development process and proposed planning policies for Rutland. The preparation of a new Local Plan provides the opportunity for all our communities to help shape what Rutland will look like in the future.

 

CURRENT STATUS

Public consultation on specific aspects of Rutland’s latest Draft Local Plan is taking place from 13 August until 24 September 2018.

This additional round of informal consultation will consider the implications of potential development at St George’s Barracks and other sites that have been promoted for development since the Consultation Draft Local Plan was issued for public consultation.

There are two consultation documents on which to comment:

  1. Focused Changes to the Local Plan after including St George’s Barracks in the Plan
  2. Additional Sites put forward for possible development since the Consultation Draft Local Plan 2017

For more information about Rutland’s Local Plan Review and how to take part in this consultation, please visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/localplanreview

REVISED LOCAL PLAN TIMETABLE

COMPLETE

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1. IDENTIFY ISSUES AND COLLECT EVIDENCE

REVIEW EXISTING POLICIES AND IDENTIFY ANY GAPS. UNDERTAKE RESEARCH THAT WILL INFORM THE LOCAL PLAN
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2. CONSULT ON ISSUES AND OPTIONS DOCUMENT – NOVEMBER 2015 TO JANUARY 2016

TELL PEOPLE THAT THE LOCAL PLAN IS BEING PRODUCED AND ASK FOR VIEWS ON WHAT THE PLAN SHOULD COVER. MINIMUM SIX-WEEK CONSULTATION PERIOD
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3. PREPARE CONSULTATIVE DRAFT LOCAL PLAN – UP TO JULY 2017

EVIDENCE AND COMMENTS RECEIVED HELP TO PRODUCE A DRAFT LOCAL PLAN
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4. PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CONSULTATIVE DRAFT LOCAL PLAN – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

RCC CONSULTS ON THE DRAFT LOCAL PLAN

ONGOING

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5. IMPROVE PLAN

THE COUNCIL REVIEWS COMMENTS RECEIVED AND ANY FURTHER EVIDENCE AS THEY IMPROVE THE LOCAL PLAN
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5A. ADDITIONAL CONSULTATION – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018

CONSULTATION ON A SPECIFIC PAPER ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS OF INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS IN THE LOCAL PLAN. MINIMUM SIX-WEEK CONSULTATION
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6. PUBLISH PLAN – PUBLICATION NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

AFTER CONSULTATION, THE PLAN IS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE TO COMMENT ON FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX WEEKS. THIS IS TO ESTABLISH IF THE PLAN IS SOUND FOR EXAMINATION IN PUBLIC
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7. SUBMIT - EARLY 2019

AFTER ASSESSING FEEDBACK AND IF THE LOCAL PLAN IS THOUGHT TO BE SOUND, THE COUNCIL CAN SUBMIT IT TO THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE. IF THE COUNCIL WISHES TO IMPROVE THE PLAN, THEN STAGES 5 AND 6 ARE REPEATED
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8. EXAMINE

THE PLAN IS EXAMINED BY AN INDEPENDENT PLANNING INSPECTOR, WHICH IS LIKELY TO INCLUDE PUBLIC HEARINGS
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9. ADOPT - APPROX. MID 2019

IF THE INDEPENDENT PLANNING INSPECTOR FINDS THE LOCAL PLAN SOUND, THE PLAN CAN BE ADOPTED BY THE AUTHORITY. IF THE INSPECTOR DOES NOT FIND THE LOCAL PLAN SOUND, THE PROCESS RETURNS TO STAGE 5