The purpose of the Regulation 19 stage of consultation of the Local Plan is to address the following questions:
We have outlined the definition of these terms below. Representations in the Local Plan Consultation should be targeted to specific sections of the Local Plan, either a specific policy number or paragraph and must be made in writing. Further information about the plan making process, including the tests of soundness, can be found on the following websites:
Positively prepared – the plan provides a strategy which, as a minimum, seeks to meet Rutland’s objectively assessed needs (this includes the need for housing, employment, retail and other forms of development); and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from a neighbouring area is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development.
Justified - the plan includes an appropriate strategy, which takes account of the reasonable alternatives, and is based on proportionate evidence.
Effective - proposals are deliverable over the plan period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters, that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground.
Consistent - with national policy - enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies including the National Planning Policy Framework.
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