Timetable amended to allow further consideration of local plan sites and evidence

Following a request by members of the Cabinet, the chief executive of Uttlesford District Council has agreed more time will be given for members to consider the sites and evidence base ahead of publishing the draft Local Plan for public consultation.

The government last week also published the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which will have an impact on the emerging local plan and better understanding its implications prior to publication will be beneficial.

Publishing the first draft of the plan - known as the Regulation 18 "Preferred Options" Local Plan - is a critical milestone and the council wants to ensure it gets this stage right in order to produce the best plan possible for the district.

The Local Plan Leadership Group (18 May), Cabinet (7 June) and Full Council (15 June) meetings will therefore be moved to accommodate the additional time required - new dates will be confirmed shortly.

The council still intends to publish the draft local public for public consultation in the summer.

Documents related to the local plan, as well as details of how people can sign up to receive regular newsletter updates, can be found at: www.uttlesford.gov.uk/new-local-plan.

16 May 2022