We are preparing a new Local Plan to shape how Doncaster develops: how we want it to look and feel; and the policies and proposals needed to guide development to the right places whilst protecting and improving the environment and people’s quality of life.
The Local Plan is used to decide planning applications and guide investment into the Borough. It delivers the new homes, businesses, jobs, shops and infrastructure needed over the next 15 years. It will replace the 1998 Unitary Development Plan and 2012 Core Strategy.
Local Plan Consultation Now Open: closing date Friday 26 October 2018.
We are now consulting on draft Policies and proposed Sites – as well as supporting evidence base – for inclusion in the Local Plan. Please help us shape the Plan because it is important – it affects people’s lives in many different ways.
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out how the Local Plan will be prepared, including the timetable for when various stages of the plan’s preparation will be undertaken. The Council updated the LDS in December 2017. The following timescales are based on the adopted LDS but have been further updated (as at September 2018) to show the likely timing of future stages. The LDS will be updated shortly to reflect these latest timescales.
- Local Development Scheme
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Call for Sites October – December 2014
Issues & Options July – September 2015
Homes & Settlements Strategy – March 2016
Further ongoing stakeholder engagement and consultation – Spring 2015 to Spring 2018
NOW : Consultation on Draft Policies and Proposed Sites – September / October 2018
Consideration of plan by Council – Early 2019
Publication – February / March 2019
Submission – June 2019
Examination in Public – Summer 2019
Inspector's Report - Autumn 2019
Adoption - Winter 2019
Statement of Community Involvement
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how and when we will involve the community and stakeholders in the preparation of the Local Plan.
Monitoring and Implementation
Various reports are produced to monitor the implementation of the LDF and the emerging Local Plan.
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