The Local Plan for the Broads: Issues and Options Consultation

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4. Timeline and stages for the production of the Local Plan for the Broads

The timeline for producing the Local Plan is set out in the Local Development Scheme.

Generally, however, these are the steps to reviewing/producing a Local Plan (the bold bullet point shows the stage we have reached):

  • Update the Local Development Scheme (completed).
  • Update the Statement of Community Involvement (completed).
  • Prepare Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report and undertake technical consultation with certain stakeholders (completed).
  • Review vision, objectives and policies (completed – in this document).
  • Consider issues in area and identify options to address these – Issues and Options version of the Local Plan. Produce Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment. Consult on this version (underway – in this document).
  • Undertake call for sites for residential moorings and housing – if required.
  • Produce evidence base as required (some completed - see Local Plan evidence base to date).
  • Start to produce policies – Preferred Options version of the Local Plan. Produce Sustainability Appraisal. Produce Habitats Regulation Assessment. Consult on this version.
  • Amend and finalise policies – Publication version of the Local Plan. Produce Sustainability Appraisal. Produce Habitats Regulation Assessment. Consult on this version.
  • If still content with policies after assessing feedback on the Local Plan, submit to Planning Inspector. This is the Submission stage.
  • Examination, including consultations as required.
  • Adopt and monitor final Plan.

It is envisaged that it could take around 4 years to get to Submission stage for a Local Plan.

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