Local Plan review

Withdrawal of the Rutland Local Plan 2018-2036

In accordance with Regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended, this statement gives notice that Rutland County Council has withdrawn the Rutland Local Plan 2018-2036, which had been submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination on 3 February 2020.

The resolution to withdraw the Rutland Local Plan 2018-2036 was made at a Special Council meeting held on 1 September 2021. The resolution to withdraw was made under the provisions of Section 22 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, which provides for a local planning authority to withdraw a local development document at any time up to its adoption.

Any questions regarding the withdrawal of the Rutland Local Plan 2018-2036 should be directed to:

Email: localplan@rutland.gov.uk

Post: Planning Policy, Rutland County Council, Catmose House, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP

Telephone: 01572 722 577

Visit the web page

Penny Sharp
Strategic Director – Places

 6 September 2021

Withdrawal Notice 

Regulation 19 consultation

The Regulation 19 consultation ran from 27 August to 4.15pm on Friday 6 November 2020.

Read the Council meeting papers 

Regulation 19 Consultation Local Plan documents 

Technical evidence:

Find out about the purpose of technical documents

Preparation of the new Local Plan has been ongoing since 2015. During this time a large amount of supporting evidence has been prepared. This evidence has been used to inform the strategy, policies and site allocations included within the Local Plan.  

View the evidence base 

During the extended consultation period we issued an addendum to the Local Plan, to align the consultation version of the draft to the wording that was approved by full Council on 10 February 2020 for policies H2 and H3. 

View the addendum for policies H2 and H3

We've also issued two notes relating to the published version of the plan - the first gives clarity on the relationship between the Strategic Objectives and the Policies within the Plan, and the second sets out a list of errata identified in the plan. These notes should be read alongside the Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Local Plan.

View the Strategic Objectives Addendum (Sept 2020)

View the Errata Regulation 19 Local Plan (Sept 2020)

 The consultation is now closed. 

You can learn about the plan's journey so far, and more about the statutory Regulation 19 process in these videos: 

What next?

  •  The Council will consider all representations received during the Regulation 19 consultation period. 

  • The Local Plan and the supporting documents will be submitted to the Secretary of State to consider whether it meets the Tests of Soundness as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. This will include a copy of all representations received during the consultation period.   
  • We will notify statutory consultees, others specified in our Statement of Community Involvement and those persons who have  requested to be informed of the submission of the local plan to the Secretary of State. 
  • The Secretary of State will appoint an independent Planning Inspectorate who will conduct an independent review of the plan and the representations received, to determine whether the plan is sound. This is called an Examination in Public.  

Additional consultation - 2018 

An additional consultation forming part of Rutland’s ongoing Local Plan review took place between 13 August and 24 September 2018.

The consultation invited comments on two separate documents:

  1. Focused changes to the Local Plan after including St George’s Barracks in the plan
  2. Additional sites put forward for possible development since the consultation draft Local plan 2017

  We have summarised the feedback received on both the consultation documents and will use this as part of the ongoing review of the Local Plan. 

The summary reports can be found below:


Draft Plan consultation - 2017

Consultation on the Local Plan Review consultation draft plan took place from 31st July to 25th September 2017.


The following report summarises the response we received to the consultation of the draft plan. All comments received were considered to prepare the submission draft version of Rutland's Local Plan for public consultation.