Local Plan Review

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.

On Monday 10th February 2020 Rutland County Council approved the pre-submission Local Plan to proceed to the formal Regulation 19 public consultation. You can view the Council agenda papers online.

Regulation 19 Consultation Local Plan Public Consultation runs from Thursday 27 August 2020 until 4.15pm on Friday 9 October 2020.

The Local Plan includes the policies map along with the technical evidence which supports the plan which are all available below.

At this stage of consultation, Rutland County Council is seeking views on whether the Local Plan is legally compliant and meets the tests of ‘soundness’  as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Further information regarding this can be found online.

The Regulation 19 consultation is a formal representation period and we will not be able to accept representations made prior to the consultation commencing on 27 August. All representations must be submitted in writing and we encourage the use of the response form to enable you to address the specific questions required by the Planning Inspectorate.  

We have created a couple of videos to help explain the Local Plan journey so far and to provide an introduction to the Regulation 19 consultation stage that we are at now. 

Regulation 19 Consultation Local Plan documents 

Technical Evidence of the Local Plan

For an explanation of the purpose of the technical documents please click here

Details of the evidence base supporting the preparation of the Local Plan review can be viewed in our evidence base.

How to take part & make a representation in the consultation

The Local Plan Consultation is now open

Online comments can be made using the online response form.  This is the easiest way to submit your representation directly to us. You can watch the 'Part 3: How to get Involved' video below for more guidance on how to use the online consultation response form. 

In light of concerns regarding Covid-19 we are encouraging people to use electronic documents and submit their representations electronically wherever possible to help limit the spread of the infection.

Online consultation response form

If you are unable to complete the online consultation form, you can download a response form or response booklet (for multiple representations) and email it to us. 

If you don't have internet access, we will do our best to work with you and try to find a solution as best we can. You can make an appointment to view the Local Plan documents at the Council offices.

If you know somebody who would like to take part and doesn't have internet access they can telephone 01572 722577 to request 

  • a copy of the response form
  • information about the consultation 
  • an appointment to view the Local Plan documents.
Appointments are limited to 30 minutes and only 2 adults from the same household. Please book at least 72 hours in advance. Measures will be in place to meet Covid-19 restrictions.

The Statement of Representations Procedure Notice outlines the different ways you can take part in the consultation. 

What next?

  •  All representations received during the consultation will be considered by the Council and summarised before being sent to the Planning Inspectorate together with the Local Plan.    
  • The Planning Inspectorate will conduct an independent review of the plan and the representations made, 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.