Local Plan News – October 2016

This month’s contents:


For more information about Local Plan changes and representations, please contact Darren Hendley, MRTPI, Principal Planning Consultant

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Dumfries and Galloway Council has published draft Supplementary Guidance on wind energy development. The draft guidance provides information regarding the main planning matters to be taken into account when assessing wind energy development against the related Local Development Plan policy and proposes an update to the Dumfries and Galloway Wind Farm Landscape Capacity Study. The consultation continues until 7th November 2016.


Hyndburn Borough Council has produced the Publication version of its Development Management Development Plan Document. The documents sets out planning policies across a wide variety of land uses, including energy, transport and infrastructure, as well as across a wide variety of environmental and amenity considerations. This is the final opportunity to comment on the Plan before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination.  The consultation continues until  10th November 2016.


Harrogate Borough Council is due to start consultation on its new Draft Local Plan, following the withdrawal of the previous version based on the advice of the Planning Inspector appointed for the Examination. The Plan sets out land allocations for a wide variety of land uses and provides a broad range of policies to guide development. The Council is currently publicising consultation events, and the formal consultation will run from 11th November to 23rd December 2016.


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