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WATFORD

Current Stage

Publication consultation of Local Plan Part 2 Site Allocations and Development Management policies is running from midday on 18 August for a period of just over six weeks until midday on Monday 3 October 2016, together with consultation on a draft Watford Junction Development Brief and a Croxley View/Ascot Road Study.

Next Stage

Submission of Local Plan is expected for February 2017 with examination expected for March 2017.

Intended Adoption Date

Receipt of Inspector’s report and Plan to be formally adopted in Autumn 2017.

WAVENEY

Current Stage

Between April 22 and 17 June 2016, Waveney Council published the document ‘Help plan our future: Options for new Waveney Local Plan’. This marked the first consultation on the new Local Plan.

Next Stage

The First Draft (preferred options) was also produced during the summer 2017.

The Final Draft is expected to publish sometime during October and November 2017 with an submission for examination expected for December 2017.

Intended Adoption Date

The Council intends to adopt the Local Plan in 2018.

WAVERLEY

Current Stage

The council consulted on the Local Plan between Friday 19 August and Monday 3 October 2016.

Next Stage

Intend to send the Local Plan to the Secretary of State later in 2016.

Intended Adoption Date

There is no adoption date available on the website.

WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Council’s Adopted Core Strategy (pdf) was considered for adoption and approved by the Full Council on 28 November 2012 and the South Downs National Park Authority on 19 February 2013 (external link) .

WELWYN HATFIELD

Current Stage

Proposed submission and public consultation begun on 30 August 2016 and closes on 24 October 2016

Next Stage

Submission for examination is expected for Spring 2017

Intended Adoption Date

The Council will formally adopt the plan in the summer of 2017.

WEST BERKSHIRE

The Local Plan was adopted on 18th September 2014.

WINDSOR AND MAIDENHEAD

Current Stage

Currently, the Council is preparing a new Borough Local Plan and a number of mini consultations were undertaken during the summer 2015, with some elements still ongoing. The consultation database keeps people up to date and enables consultees to make comments online or view comments which have already been made.

Residents, businesses and other interested parties were consulted in January 2014 on a First Preferred Options. This set out the Council’s preferred approach to future development, including policy on town centres and future development including the environment, housing, the economy, infrastructure and other matters. The consultation statement shows the response to the Council received from respondents.

In February 2015 the Council agreed to review the work undertaken and to include an ongoing programme of engagement and consultation with stakeholders. The consultation opened in the summer of 2015 and continued throughout the year. One of the consultations included an Edge of Settlement Analysis which assessed the suitability of land on the edge of settlements for development. This is comprised of two stages:

• Part One which considers how land performs against the purposes of including land in the Green Belt as defined in the National Planning Policy Framework; and
• Part Two which continues to consider how those areas of land which perform least well against the purposes of the Green Belt perform against further indicators of suitability.

The outcome of the studies will be used alongside other evidence to inform a review of the Green Belt. The deadline for this was 6th November 2015.

Currently, the Council is considering all responses received, with a full consultation planned for 2016.

Five month delay for Windsor & Maidenhead Local Plan (Sept 30, 2016)

Next Stage

A consultation will take place from Friday 2 December 2016 for six weeks until Friday 13 January 2017. This will be a consultation under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012.

Intended Adoption Date

There is currently no fixed timeline available.

WEST SUFFOLK (Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury Councils working together)

The Local Plan includes documents which were previously referred to as the Local Development Framework and consists of the Core Strategy, the Joint Development Management Policies Document, Saved policies, and Forest Heath local plan policies map February 2015.

Once all of these policies are adopted they will identify future housing quantity, distribution and services to support local needs.

WOKING

Current Stage

The Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) was submitted to the Secretary of State on 29 February 2016 the documents submitted can be viewed here.

The Inspector’s Report to the DMP DPD Independent Examination was received by the Council on 1st August 2016

Next Stage

The Planning Inspectorate has appointed an Inspector to carry out the Examination, which is due to take place Tuesday 10 May 2016. For further updates and access to relevant documents please see the Examination page.

Intended Adoption Date

It is likely the Development Management Policies DPD will be adopted in October 2016

WOKINGHAM

The Local Plan was adopted on 21st February 2014.

WYCOMBE DISTRICT

Current Stage

The programme the Council is currently working to is as follows:

• Wycombe district local plan: Consult on a draft plan in Late June – early August 2016 (proposed adoption date July 2018).
• Princes Risborough town plan (area action plan) (proposed adoption date July 2017).
• Consult on a draft town plan in February – March 2016

Public consultation of the draft Local Plan has closed.

Next Stage

It is planned that the Council will submit the draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate by 2017.

Intended Adoption Date

The council intends to adopt the Local Plan by the end of 2017.

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