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Publication draft Wyre local plan September 2017

Following on from the Issues and Options document of 2015, the council has progressed to the first formal stage of local plan production – the publication draft Wyre local plan 2017. 

The publication draft local plan 2017 consists of:

  • A written statement setting out a spatial vision for the borough, objectives to meet that vision, and the policies (including site allocations), that will be used to manage future development across the borough
  • A policies map which identifies site allocations and land designations such as Green Belt and countryside

A set of extract plans have been produced to provide a more convenient way of viewing the policies map.

The council has also published a sustainability appraisal of the local plan for public comment.

Publication draft Wyre local plan consultation 2017

The council invited representations on the Publication draft Wyre local plan and sustainability appraisal from 22 September 2017 to 5.00pm 3 November 2017. 

In accordance with national planning guidance, the consultation sought the views of the local community and stakeholders on:

Legal compliance – has the council complied with all the relevant legislation and regulations, including the duty to cooperate, in preparing the plan?

Whether the plan is “sound” – is it positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national planning policy?

The council received 1,151 valid representations from 253 individuals and organisations. The full original representations (personal details redacted) received are available to view in representor ID order at item ED120 of the submission document library. A summary and the council’s response to each representation is available at item SD007g Statement of Consultation Appendix 14. The council’s response to subject matters frequently raised are available in the Statement of Consultation appendices listed below:

Evidence base and technical assessments

As well as a detailed evidence base, which includes a series of newly published background papers, the local plan is supported by a number of technical assessments:

Duty to cooperate

Section 110 of the Localism Act 2011 introduced a duty on local planning authorities and other bodies to cooperate with each other on strategic planning matters. The council has prepared a statement on compliance with the duty to co-operate.

Previous consultation and next steps

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For any enquiries regarding the local plan please contact the planning policy team:

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