LOCAL PLAn watch SPRING 2019

Leic, lincs, beds and northants 

 

Blaby

The Council adopted the Blaby Core Strategy (local plan part 1) back in February 2013 and the Local Plan Delivery Document (local plan part 2) was adopted on 4th February 2019.

Blaby District Council are holding a Call for Sites from 25th March 2019 for six weeks for a new local plan. Submission for examination of this new local plan is expected to occur within three years of the commencement of this process.

The Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan sets out the aspirations for delivering growth in the region up until 2050. The plan is non-statutory, but will be used as a basis for preparing or reviewing future local plans. A final draft was approved by the members’ advisory group preparing the plan and local councils. Blaby will be required to help meet the unmet need of Leicester City Council in future plans.

Harborough

Harborough's Local Plan was submitted for examination on 16th March 2018 and hearings commenced on 2nd October 2018. The proposed main modifications consultation ran between 15th January 2019 until 26th February 2019.
The Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan sets out the aspirations for delivering growth in the region up until 2050. The plan is non-statutory, but will be used as a basis for preparing or reviewing future local plans. A final draft was approved by the members’ advisory group preparing the plan and local councils. Harborough will be required to help meet the unmet need of Leicester City Council in future plans.
 

North West Leicestershire

The North West Leicestershire Local Plan was adopted on the 21st November 2017. Policy S1 of the plan states that a review would begin within three months of adoption and this review is now underway.
An Emerging Options consultation ran between the 12th November 2018 and 11th January 2019, and submissions are currently being reviewed.

The Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan sets out the aspirations for delivering growth in the region up until 2050. The plan is non-statutory, but will be used as a basis for preparing or reviewing future local plans. A final draft was approved by the members’ advisory group preparing the plan and local councils. North West Leicestershire will be required to help meet the unmet need of Leicester City Council in future plans.

Corby 

Corby adopted the first part of the local plan, North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy,  while the second part of plan, the Emerging Draft Options consultation ran between the 2nd July and 28th August 2018. A Regulation 19 consultation is anticipated for April/May 2019.

There are emerging plans for a North Northamptonshire unitary authority. As part of this, there is anticipated to be a review of the adopted local plan (part 1). 

East Northamptonshire

East Northamptonshire adopted the first part of the local plan, North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy. A draft Local Plan (part 2) consultation was held between November and December 2018. The Regulation 19 consultation is anticipated between February and March 2019.

There are emerging plans for a North Northamptonshire unitary authority. As part of this, there is anticipated to be a review of the adopted local plan (part 1). 

Kettering

Kettering adopted the first part of the local plan, North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy. The second part of the local plan , the pre-submission consultation, is anticipated to take place between April and May 2019.

There are emerging plans for a North Northamptonshire unitary authority. As part of this, there is anticipated to be a review of the adopted local plan (part 1). 

Wellingborough

Wellingborough adopted the first part of the local plan, North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy. The plan for the Borough of Wellingborough (part 2) has been examined, consultation on Main Modifications has been held and adoption is imminent.

There are emerging plans for a North Northamptonshire unitary authority. As part of this, there is anticipated to be a review of the adopted local plan (part 1). 

Daventry

Daventry adopted the first part of the local plan, West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, with further emerging plans for a West Northamptonshire unitary authority. Following the adoption of part one of the local plan, a Call for Sites is anticipated to begin in late April 2019 as part of the review.

Part two of the local plan was submitted for examination on 19th December 2018 and Gareth Wildgoose BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed as the Independent Planning Inspector.

Northampton

Northampton adopted part one of the local plan, West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, with further emerging plans for a West Northamptonshire unitary authority. A Call for Sites is anticipated to begin in late April 2019 as part of a review of the first part of the adopted local plan.

Part of the emerging local plan has undergone issues, options and sites consultations.

South Northamptonshire

South Northamptonshire adopted the first part of the local plan, West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, with further emerging plans for a West Northamptonshire unitary authority. A Call for Sites is anticipated to begin in late April 2019 as part of a review of the adopted local plan (part 1)

The second part of the emerging local plan was endorsed for submission by Council on the 14th January 2019.

Bedford 

Bedford Borough 2030 Local Plan was submitted for examination on 14th December 2018 with Malcolm Rivett BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI and Anne Jordan BA (Hons) MRTPI, being appointed to examine the plan. The Programme Officer has confirmed that there are currently no updates of future timings, however the Council has committed to undertake an immediate review of the local plan once adopted.

Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire's emerging local plan was submitted for examination on 30th April 2018. The appointed Inspector, Mike Hayden, subsequently requested further information. An updated evidence base was submitted by the Council at the end of January 2019.

The Inspector was not satisfied with the state of information provided and would need time to go through to check its sufficiency. As a result, the Inspector was not able to issue main matters as planned in February and scheduled hearings sessions have been pushed back to May 2019.

On the 26th February 2019 it was confirmed that Mike Hayden the appointed Inspector had stepped down and has been replaced by Inspectors Matthew Birkinshaw BA (Hons) Msc MRTPI and Helen Hockenhull BA (Hons) B.Pl MRTPI. A partial review of the emerging local plan is expected six months post adoption.

Luton

On the 7th November 2017, Luton Borough Council adopted the Luton Local Plan (2011-2031). 

Luton intend to progress a new local plan in line with Inspector’s recommendations from the adopted local plan. Progress will begin in 2019 with the intention of the plan to be submitted in 2021. No timings have been specified as yet.

Rutland

A local plan review is currently being undertaken.

The draft (Regulation 18) consultation concluded back in July 2017 followed by an interim consultation on the inclusion of St Georges Minsitry Of Defense site and re-distribution of growth closed in September 2018.

Regulation 19 consultation (Pre-Submission) is anticipated in May/June 2019.

South Kesteven

The South Kesteven Local Plan was submitted on 15th January 2019 for examination. The Inspector’s initial observations and the Council’s response to these have been published.

The Inspector states that on receipt of the Council’s topic papers, he will issue his examination guidance notes, main issues and questions in mid-March on the basis that the hearing sessions will open on 8th May 2019.

Local Plan Watch Leic Lincs Beds and Northants - Spring 2019

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