One of the first steps in preparing a new Local Plan is to establish what land is available for development within the Borough over the plan period. We are now asking for landowners and agents to submit details of their sustainable and developable sites through our Call for Sites process. If you would like to promote a site for allocation for development between 2016 and 2036 in the Local Plan, please complete the form below including as much information as possible (although please note that at this stage lengthy and detailed supporting statements are not required). You must also upload a plan of your site, ideally on an OS base map, showing at least two road names or other identifying features.
Although the formal deadline for site submissions has now passed, we are still hoping to accept additional proposals to allow suitable sites to be considered. On receiving your form, we may contact you to seek further relevant information.
The Updated Call For Sites map [pdf document, 8.11MB] (November 2017) shows the sites which were put forward by land owners, developers and other stakeholders as having potential for delivering housing development over the next 20 years. Inclusion on this map means that the Council has been asked to include these sites in its analysis - it does not confer any status in planning terms. The map was produced following the Local Plan Issues and Scoping consultation held in summer 2016 and has been added to since then. These sites have also been assessed for their suitability, availability and developability through the strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). This will provide the evidence to determine which sites will subsequently be considered for inclusion as site allocations in the Council’s Local Plan.
Any personal information you give to us will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information which you give will be used for the following purposes: to create a computer and paper record of your participation in local planning process, to invite your views on specific topics we believe may be of relevance to you, to enable us to contact you to request further information and to enable the authority to compile statistics from which individuals cannot be identified. You should also be aware that your comments, including your name and postal address may be made available online and at the Council’s main offices for inspection by other interested parties, as well as being included in reports which are available to the public. Anonymous comments will be accepted but are likely to carry less weight in decision making. The information will be kept no longer than necessary.