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Local Plan consultation closing soon

Date Published: 23 October 2020
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Rutland County Council is reminding local residents and businesses to take part its Regulation 19 consultation on Rutland’s Local Plan, which closes on 6 November 2020.

The Local Plan sets out planning policies for the Rutland area, as well as listing sites for additional housing, employment and other development for the period 2018 to 2036.

Regulation 19 Consultation gives residents, businesses and other stakeholders the opportunity to comment whether the Local Plan meets the ‘Test of Soundness’ – whether the Plan is sound and has been prepared in accordance with all necessary legal and procedural requirements.

The Local Plan and supporting documents are available to view on our Local Plan Review page.

This includes videos explaining the background to the Local Plan and how to take part in the consultation, plus a further link to an online form where residents can submit their responses directly to the Council.

“We are now nearing the end of the Regulation 19 consultation, with two weeks remaining for people to complete and submit their comments. We have seen a really healthy response to the consultation so far. The Local Plan is an important document that aims to provide the conditions for positive and sustainable development in Rutland over the next 15 years, so it’s important that residents and businesses have their say on its soundness.”
Councillor Gordon Brown, Cabinet Member for Planning

For anyone who is unable to access the consultation online, paper copies of the Local Plan documents will also be made available to view by appointment only at the Council’s main Catmose office in Oakham. 

To book an appointment, call Rutland County Council on 01572 722577.

The deadline for responses is 4.15pm on Friday 6 November 2020.

Once the Regulation 19 consultation ends, responses will be compiled with the Local Plan before being submitted for independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate. 

If the Local Plan is found to be sound, it will be presented to Rutland County Council’s Full Council for adoption.

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