Development, Growth and Site Appraisals

All the development, growth and site appraisals that make up the local plan can be found below:

Conversion and re-use of buildings in the countryside

The Conversion and Re-use of Appropriate Existing Buildings in the Countryside study forms part of the evidence base that was prepared to support the preparation of the Local Plan.

The study examines the type and location of conversion and re-use of existing rural buildings over a 9 year period through a desk top study of past planning applications.

The findings will inform ways of ensuring that only appropriately located and suitably constructed buildings are converted to dwellings and other uses in the countryside. 

Conversion and Re-use of Appropriate Existing Buildings in the Countryside - 2011

Directions of Growth Appraisal

The Directions of Growth Appraisal forms part of the evidence base that was prepared to support the preparation of the Local Plan (link to website).

The appraisal was carried out in 2010 to inform the selection of the preferred development options in the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (link to webpage). 

All the land immediately adjoining Oakham and Uppingham was assessed in terms of a range of environmental, social and economic factors.

The purpose of the appraisal is to allow comparison between potential directions of growth and to highlight any issues of particular concern. 

Directions of Growth Appraisal - July 2010

Site Appraisals

We have assessed the suitability of sites put forward for inclusion in the Local Plan Review.

The appraisals follow the methodology published in August 2015 and updated in July 2017

Local Plan Review Site Appraisals July 2017

Site appraisals methodology July 2017

Strategic Transport Assessment - Oakham and Uppingham

The Council commissioned a strategic transport assessment to support the preparation of the Local Plan.

The report evaluates the implications of future growth around Oakham and Uppingham and assesses the feasibility of a bypass for Uppingham.

Oakham and Uppingham Strategic Transport Assessment - Sept 2010

Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment

The Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessments forms part of the evidence base to support the preparation of the Local Plan and Local Plan Review.

The Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment establish the availability, suitability and economic viability of land to meet the need for new housing in Rutland. 

The latest report was published in 2011 and covered the period up to 31st March 2011. 

The Council has published a methodology for updating the study and carrying out a Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment. 

SHLAA 2011 - December 2011

Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 2014 Draft Methodology - July 2014