Joint local plan timetable

Stage Stage name Progress, timeframe and what it involves
1 Assembly of evidence base Work ongoing
2 SCI and stakeholder engagement Statement of community involvement has been adopted and is available to view on this website
3 Sustainability appraisal (SA) scoping report Draft SA coping report consultation with statutory consultees completed in August/September 2015
4a Issues papers consultation

Consultation completed February/March 2016. The issues consultation set out some of the key local and regional matters which could have a significant influence on how the area might change in the future.  

The consultation was accompanied by a series of technical papers which summarised the policy background and evidence driving the strategic issues

4b Strategic options consultation This takes into account representations received as part of the issues consultation and sets out the potential options and spatial requirements based on a range of issues including housing need and employment. Consultation: July/August 2017
5 Preferred options

Prepare preferred options which will take account of representations received as part of strategic options consultation and will reflect the preferred spatial options for the joint local plan. Consultation: February 2018

6 Full draft joint local plan

Prepare full draft joint local plan which will take into account representations received as part of preferred options and will set out fully the spatial proposals along with supporting planning policies. Consultation on the full draft plan during October to December 2019

7 Publication of draft joint local plan in accordance with regulation 19 and 35 of the 2012 regulations

Finalisation of the full draft joint local plan by Cabinet which will have taken into account representations received as part of the full draft joint local plan consultation and will set out the final plan to be submitted to council for approval for formal publication. The full draft joint local plan will then be submitted to full council for publication and consultation. Publication and consultation will take place during August/September 2020

8 Final submission version of the joint local plan and submission to the secretary of state Following publication period, both the city and borough councils will review the responses received before submitting the draft joint local plan (and other documents) to the secretary of state pursuant to Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 22 of the 2012 Regulations. This will include copies of any representations received as a result of publication of the draft joint local plan and formal statement of representations made including those dealt with by the city and borough council and any main modifications automatically referred to the secretary of state and to be dealt with as part of the examination process. This is provisionally timetabled for completion in December 2020
 
9 Public examination of the joint local plan Starts January 2021 (dependent on date of submission and availability of inspector)
10 Adoption of joint local plan Dependent on stage 9