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NEW FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL

Current Stage

The consultation of the Local Plan Part One (Strategy and Strategy Allocations) from members of the public has now closed and the draft is currently being refined following consultation until April 2017.

Next Stage

There will be further opportunity for the public feedback for Local Plan Part One from May 2017. Local Plan Part One is expected to be examined in December 2017.

Preparation for Local Plan Part Two (Local Sites and Development Management Policies) will begun from April 2018.

Intended Adoption Date

Adoption of the Local Plan (Part One & Two) is expected for December 2020.

NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE

Current Stage

Currently, the Council are undergoing the consultation phase and carrying out what was set out in their Statement of Community Involvement. The consultation is expected to finish October 2016. This sets out how the Council involve the community in preparing the Local Plan and in considering planning applications.

Next Stage

The Council are looking to submit their Draft Plan to the Secretary of State in March 2017 and a pre-examination meeting is expected to take place May 2017. The independent examination is expected to take place in August 2017, with the Inspector’s Report on whether the Plan is ‘Sound’ or ‘Not Sound’ expected in December 2017.

Intended Adoption Date

The Council intends to adopt the Local Plan in March 2018.

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