Local Plan Consultations

BCP Local Plan – Issues and Options consultation (2022)

We have opened a Consultation for the Issues and Options for the BCP Local Plan so you have the opportunity to provide feedback. Your views about the recommendations and options will help shape the draft plan and the future of our area.

The Issues and Options consultation will be open from 10 January to 7 March 2022 (11.59pm) and will:

  • explain the vision and objectives for our area and key issues for the Local Plan to address
  • either recommend the approach we should take or suggest options that address each issue
  • include the opportunity to comment on potential residential sites within the urban area and sites promoted for residential and leisure uses in the green belt.

You can also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) tool.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Call for sites

To submit a site for assessment and consideration please return a completed form to us by email.

The information collected in this form will be used by your local planning authority to inform the preparation of the BCP Local Plan and future updates of the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment and Brownfield Land Register. 

Issues and call for sites (2019)

An important starting point for the BCP Local Plan is the identification of the issues that it will need to address. We asked you to tell us the issues that the local plan should cover and invited you to suggest any sites we should consider for development. The consultation took place between 7 October - 18 November 2019.

For this consultation we suggested some issues aligned to the key priorities of the BCP Corporate Strategy.

We received 316 responses about the Issues. The Summary of Representations includes the full response, a summary comment and an officer response. The Appendix identifies the comments relating to the Corporate Strategy priorities.

We received 206 sites promoted through the Call for Sites invitation. We have summarised these responses and displayed the sites on a map alongside a few of the constraints such as conservation areas, heathland 400 metres consultation area, Green Belt, and flood risk areas.

The sites referred to as “promoted”, are sites suggested and put forward by landowners or developers. They have been submitted for assessment and consideration, and no decisions on them have been made at this stage.