Launch of Local Plan Consultation on hold due to Coronavirus
Rutland County Council has postponed the launch of the final public consultation on its Draft Local Plan in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Local Plan sets out planning policies for the Rutland area, as well as listing sites for additional housing, employment or other development for the period 2018 to 2036.
Rutland County Council’s Full Council approved the Pre-Submission Local Plan for statutory consultation on Monday 10 February.
In light of the impact of COVID-19, the Council has taken the decision to postpone the consultation until further notice.
The decision will be kept under review until such time as it is appropriate to begin the consultation.
“The Local Plan is incredibly important for the future of our county but, right now, the Council’s focus must be on protecting vulnerable people and supporting communities through the Coronavirus pandemic. This requires our full attention and the support of local Parish and Town Councils, meaning consultation on the Local Plan is not appropriate at this time.
We will be keeping this decision under continuous review until we reach a point where the Local Plan can be given the attention it needs. Ultimately, the Local Plan is vital for businesses, communities and the future of Rutland. It will be imperative that we consult at the earliest possible opportunity.”
Councillor Gordon Brown, Cabinet Member for Planning at Rutland County Council
The Council will be consulting on the final Local Plan as soon as it is satisfied that this can be undertaken safely, effectively and in accordance with its legal obligations. The final published version of the plan together with supporting documents will be published on this web page when consultation formally commences.
In the meantime the text of the draft plan as considered by Council can be accessed here along with the Delegated Decision and Table of minor changes and corrections which have been agreed since the plan was approved on 10th February.
Operational capacity during the Covid-19 crisis means that we do not currently have the resource to deal with individual comments, questions and requests relating to the Local Plan. In addition, as the Regulation 19 consultation is a formal representation period we will not be able to accept representations made prior to the consultation commencing.
We will keep this page updated with any future information regarding the Local Plan.
The Pre-Submission Local Plan and Supporting Papers can be found here and details of the evidence base supporting the preparation of the Local Plan Review can be viewed in our Evidence Base.
Additional Consultation -2018
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:
- Focused Changes to the Local Plan after including St George’s Barracks in the Plan
- 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.