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Below are summaries of the Local Plan process for each authority. Click on the authority name to link to the council website. There are also links to meeting updates and local election results.

CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL

Current Stage

‘Hearing sessions’ (public consultation and feedback) are currently taking place.

Next Step

The Council is currently waiting on the dates for the independent examination.

Intended Adoption Date

No date published on the website

CASTLE POINT

Current Stage

The submission consultation ran from May 2016 to June 2016 with the submission in August 2016.

Next Stage

The examination of the Local Plan is planned for November 2016 with an Inspectors Report in January 2017.

Intended Adoption Date

The timetable for adoption of the Local Plan is scheduled for February 2017.

CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE

Current Stage

Changes to the plan’s timetable mean that the end-date of the plan has moved from 2032 to 2035. Public submissions to the draft are closed and the submission can be viewed on the Council website.

Next Stage

The focused consultation will begin in April 2017 with the submission consultation in Spring 2018. The submission to the Secretary of State is planned for Autumn 2018.

Intended Adoption Date

Adoption the Local Plan is scheduled for mid-2019.

CHELMSFORD

Current Stage

The new Local Plan is at the first stage of preparation called Issues and Options which identifies a series of issues facing Chelmsford and how these could be addressed.

Next Stage

Once the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule is complete it will be considered by the Development Policy Committee in June 2016, after which it will be put out to consultation between July and September 2016. The analysis of the representations will take place between October and November 2016 and the feedback given to the Development Policy Committee in December 2016. During this time (November 2016 – January 2017), the Council will prepare the Draft Charging Schedule for consideration in February 2017. This will be consulted on between March and April 2017 and the Council will consider any representations made before submitted the Plan for independent examination in August 2017. The Council expects the independent examination hearing sessions to take place in June 2018 and to receive he examiner’s report in August 2018.

Intended Adoption Date

The Council intends to adopt the Plan in December 2018.

CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL (joint local plan with South Bucks District Council)

Current Stage

The ‘Preferred Options’ public consultation (involving exhibitions) will run for 6 weeks from 31 October 2016 to 12 December 2016.

Next Stage 

After the consultation closes, a Preferred Options Consultation will take place around October/November 2016 and a Draft Plan Publication consultation will commence in March/April 2017. The Council intends to submit the Plan to the Secretary of State in September 2017 and hopes that the independent examination will take place in December 2017.

Intended Adoption Date

The Council hopes to adopt the Plan in June 2018.

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