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Preparation of the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (SADPD) must follow several stages required by government regulations. These ensure that key local stakeholders are fully engaged in the process and that the document’s content has been informed by appropriate evidence and is consistent with government requirements. The next steps in the process can be viewed below.
  • Consultation

    10 Janaury 2022




    22 February 2022

    Consultation on the subject of the DPD (Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012).
  • Consideration and revisions

    Consideration of representations received and revisions to the draft document.
  • Decision

    Decision by the Council about the version it intends to submit for examination (SADPD Proposed Submission Version).
  • Pre-Submission Publication

    Publication of the proposed submission version of the SADPD, along with an open invitation to submit representations (Regulations 19 and 20).
  • Submission for Examination

    Submission of the proposed DPD and supporting documents to the Secretary of State, along with any representations received at pre-submission publication (Regulation 22). This marks the start of the Examination.
  • Examination

    Independent examination by a planning inspector on behalf of the Secretary of State; this involves an assessment against legal and procedural requirements and consideration of the ‘soundness’ of the plan against four tests. The examination is likely to involve a hearing where the Inspector will listen to the views of stakeholders. It may also include consultation on proposed 'Main Modifications' to the Proposed Submission Version of the Plan. The examination will conclude when the Inspector issues their report about whether the DPD is sound.
  • Adoption

    Assuming the Plan is found to be ‘sound’ by the inspector, it will be adopted by the Council.