Proposed Modifications Consultation

In accordance with Section 20 (7C) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, we invited responses to the Proposed Modifications of the Joint Local Plan.

The consultation period was six weeks long and ran from 12pm on Thursday 16 March 2023 to 5pm on Wednesday 3 May 2023.

Responses received during the consultation period were provided to the Appointed Inspectors, and then considered at the further hearing sessions, which took place from Monday 26 June 2023.

We invited responses to the proposed Main Modifications to the Joint Local Plan, and Policies Map Changes - both of which are changes the Inspectors considered likely to be necessary to make the Joint Local Plan sound and legally compliant.

The Main Modifications were subject to an updated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment.

The Inspectors also produced an explanatory note for the Main Modifications consultation, which was published alongside the consultation.

The consultation was not an opportunity to repeat or raise further representations about the published Joint Local Plan - or seek further changes to it.

Consultation documents

  1. Schedule of Modifications to the Joint Local Plan
  2. Main Modifications Sustainability Appraisal
  3. Main Modifications Habitats Regulations Assessment
  4. Draft Online Policies Map

Additional documents

  1. Draft Policies Map Corrections Note
  2. Public Notice of Consultation

We also prepared a consolidated tracked changes (PDF) version of the Joint Local Plan Part 1 Modifications. This document should be viewed for reference only.

Consultation Portal

You can also access all previous consultation documents via our online Consultation Portal:

 Consultation Portal 

Proposed additional Modifications

Alongside the consultation of the proposed Main Modifications, we published a list of Additional Modifications which we intend to make on adoption of the Joint Local Plan. They are outside the scope of the Main Modifications, and we invited comments on them.

Read the Schedule of Modifications to the Joint Local Plan.