The Local Plan is the plan for the future development of Rutland which is drawn up by the Council in consultation with the community.
Previously known as the “Local Development Framework” this has been renamed following changes introduced by the National Planning Policy Framework (2012).
The Local Plan comprises a number of “Development Plan Documents” (DPDs) that together form the “Development Plan” for Rutland. These include the:
- Core Strategy DPD - provides the overall vision, objectives and strategy for the future development of Rutland;
- Minerals Core Strategy and Policies DPD - provides the strategy for minerals planning, including criteria-based development control policies for minerals related developments;
- Site Allocations and Policies DPD (currently under preparation) will identify specific sites to be allocated for housing and other types of development and set out detailed planning policies for determining planning applications in Rutland.
The Local Plan also includes saved polices from the Rutland Local Plan (2001), the Leicestershire Minerals Local Plan Review (1995) the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Waste Local Plan (2002) and Supplementary Planning Guidance.
The Local Plan will also include any plans prepared by local communities that are adopted by the Council under the Neighbourhood Planning process.
Other planning policies
The Local Plan is supplemented by a number of Supplementary Planning Documents which add further detail to its policies.
A number of other documents support the preparation of the Local Plan:
An extensive evidence base has also been prepared to support the preparation of the Local Plan.