DDPD withdrawn in favour of a Local Plan

Chiltern District Council has now withdrawn its Draft Delivery Development Plan in favour of preparing a new (emerging) Local Plan, following the Planning Inspector’s suspension of the examination in public of it.  Last article of 29 November 2014 refers here.  The new Local Plan will replace the adopted Core Strategy (2011) and adopted Local Plan (1997), The new (emerging) Local Plan will run from 2014 to 2036.

The timetable for the emerging Local Plan is contained in the Council’s adopted pdf icon Local Development Scheme [72kb] (Opens in a new window).

Between 8th January and 5pm on 6th March 2015 the Council is carrying out its Initial (Regulation 18) Consultation on the Local Plan.  All documents and response forms are available to download from the ‘downloads’ box on the right hand side on CDC’s website – see link here.

This Initial Consultation encourages early input in to the Plan from all stakeholders  including members of the community, business sector, Town and Parish Councils, statutory bodies and other bodies to help identify the scope of the new Local Plan and what this plan should seek to address.

All comments received within the consultation period will be fully taken into account and will assist the Council in producing a Local Plan ‘Issues and Options’ document for further public consultation, (expected to be Autumn 2015).

Here is a link to the letter CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL has sent to all consultees who submitted information, comments and suggestions during the original DDPD consultation period.  We’ve made this available to you to help complete the picture of how you can take part in this completely new Consultation on the Local Plan.

The Council is also carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ alongside the Initial Consultation.

This gives developers, landowners and other interested parties the opportunity to submit suggestions for site options they would like the Council to consider for future development within the District.

Suggested sites can be for housing, employment uses, town centre uses, community facilities, sport and recreation, mixed uses or other development uses where there is considered to be a specific or general need or opportunity over the period to 2036.

The information from the Call for Sites will be used to inform the Council’s work on land availability assessments. This will form part of the evidence base for the emerging Local Plan.

Get Involved  – The Council has a Consultation Database which interested stakeholders can register to be notified (either by email or letter) at key stages of the plan preparation.



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