Details of the consultation

The Council held a six-week public consultation on the revised scope of its Site Allocations Plan (SAP). The consultation closed on Friday 9 March 2018.

The consultation document covered four topics:

  • Part 1 The approach to identifying Reserve Housing Sites
  • Part 2 The definition of Settlement (Built-Up Area) Boundaries
  • Part 3 The proposed approach towards Specific Sites
  • Part 4 Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding

The comments submitted during the consultation are now available to view on our consultation viewer by selecting "SAP Revised Scoping Consultation 2018" from the drop-down list at the top of the page.

View the consultation documents

Sustainability Appraisal Documents

What happens next

The Council will take any comments received into account in the preparation of the ‘Submission' version of the plan, which will then be subject to a further 6 weeks consultation to enable interested parties to make representations on its ‘soundness'. The Plan itself, together with all representations, will then be submitted to the Secretary of State for examination.

SAP Reg 18 Scoping Consultation

We undertook an initial consultation on the proposed scope of the SAP in September/October 2014. View the consultation documents:

Since then the context for the SAP has changed significantly, particularly with the adoption of the Core Strategy. Find out more about the Site Allocations Plan.

For further information please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260473 or email

Last updated on 31/01/2019

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