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Last chance to help shape Rutland's new Local Plan

Date Published: 08 September 2022
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There is just one week left for residents and businesses of Rutland to take part in Rutland County Council’s Issues and Options consultation. 

Every Planning Authority must have a Local Plan that sets out what can be built and where building should take place over a period of at least 15 years. The Issues and Options consultation outlines 12 key issues to be addressed in the Local Plan, such as determining the appropriate level and location of housing growth and outlining options for funding infrastructure improvements. The document then gives residents and businesses the opportunity to share their own voice on how these issues could be addressed. Responses will be collated and reviewed alongside detailed evidence and analysis of the same key issues to create a draft Local Plan, which will be subject to further public consultation.

The Issues and Options consultation has been open since Thursday 30 June and will close on Friday 16 September 2022. This is the first of three consultations that will take place as part of the process to develop Rutland’s new Local Plan before it goes to the government’s planning inspectorate for independent examination in 2024.

You can view all the information and give your feedback online by going to: www.rutland.gov.uk/localplan.

Information is also being made available at public libraries and can be provided in print and accessible formats on request by emailing localplan@rutland.gov.uk or calling 01572 722 577

“We want to remind residents and businesses that there isn’t long left to take part in the Issues and Options consultation and urge them to have their say before the deadline. The Local Plan sets out strategies on important local issues such as development, housing, climate change and more, it is therefore vital that the community has its say and helps shape Rutland’s future.’’Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Leader of Rutland County Council

If you have any questions about the Issues and Options consultation, you can find out more by visiting: www.rutland.gov.uk/localplan or emailing: localplan@rutland.gov.uk

Anyone without internet access can call Rutland County Council on 01572 755 577 and ask to speak to member of the Council’s Planning Policy Team.

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