The Council consulted on a review of development options in September 2018. The deadline for comments was 5pm on 26 October 2018.

A letter providing an update on the forthcoming Local Plan, following last year's Development Options Review consultation, was sent out in August 2019 to those respondents who provided their contact details.

An update report was considered by the Council's Cabinet on 17 December 2018.

A report on the responses received by the Council is set out below:

Revised household projections were published by ONS on 20 September 2018 and the Government is consulting on how they will be used.

The consultation can be viewed on the Government's website. The Council has already submitted its response.  The Government's response was published in February 2019.

The background to the Council's Development Options Review was set out in the report to Cabinet on 27 February 2017 (Minute 96 refers) and the results of the review were set out in the report to Cabinet on 23 July 2018 (Minute 16 refers).

The site-specific proposals, which were published for public consultation, can be viewed below (files sizes above 5Mb are shown):

The site proposals can also be viewed on a Borough-wide map.

The more detailed background documents related to the review can be viewed on a separate webpage.

You can be notified when the next public stages are reached by request, by providing your contact details to