Local Plan review

The Local Plan sets out Rutland's planning policies, and lists sites for additional housing, employment or other development during 2018 to 2036.

On Monday 10 February 2020 Council approved the pre-submission Local Plan to proceed to the formal Regulation 19 public consultation stage.  Whilst the start of the Regulation 19 consultation was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has now taken place. It ran for 10 weeks between 27 August and 6 November 2020.

We are currently considering all of the representations received during the consultation period. 

Read the Council meeting papers 

This consultation ended on Friday 6 November 2020

Regulation 19 consultation

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

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.