Issue details

B&NES New Local Plan Launch (WL)

The preparation of a new Local Plan for B&NES provides the opportunity for the Council to look afresh at its planning policy framework for the district. As this is a long-term plan (20 years), and because the Local Plan is the Council’s primary tool for place shaping and the basis of decision-making on development and the use of land, the Council needs to ensure the Plan is sufficiently ambitious to deliver the Council’s priorities and is responsive to local community concerns.  In particular, the new Local Plan will play a key role in helping to deliver the Council’s priorities in responding to the climate and ecological emergencies.

The preparation of the Local Plan will commence with the publication of a Launch Document in September 2022.  The Launch Document will outline the purpose, scope and timetable of the Local Plan and how communities and stakeholders can be involved.

 

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Approved (subject to call-in)

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/05/2022

Decision due: Not before 24th Sep 2022 by Cabinet Member for PIanning and Licensing

Lead member: Cabinet Member for PIanning and Licensing

Lead director: Director of Sustainable Communities

Contact: Richard Daone, Planning Policy Team Leader Email: Richard_Daone@bathnes.gov.uk Tel: 01225 477546.

Consultation process

The Local Plan Launch Document will be subject to public consultation and preparation of the Local Plan will entail significant consultation and engagement of key stakeholders, including local communities. Preparation of the Launch Document and the Single Member Decision Report will also involve internal consultation across the Council.

Consultees

The Local Plan Launch Document will be subject to public consultation for local communities residents and other relevant stakeholders. The Single Member Decision Report will be subject to consultation with and sign-off by the Cabinet Member, S151 and monitoring officers.

EFP Reference: E3363

Decisions

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