A consultation on the Blaby District Local Plan Delivery Development Plan Document (DPD) has begun following sixteen changes to the original proposals.
The “Main Modifications” have been suggested by an Independent Inspector following a five day public examination during in July and August. The modifications include:
- Removing the requirement to include self and custom build housing on large sites
- A Review Policy setting out when a Local Plan Review must take place
- Wording changes to bring the document in line with national policy and clarity
- Changes to the size limit of a housing site where a proportion of accessible and adaptable homes are required. This modification also includes the addition of wording to take into account potential viability issues on a case-by-case basis.
Once the consultation has closed, the Independent Inspector will review the consultation responses and recommend whether or not the Local Plan Delivery DPD can be adopted by the Council.
When adopted, the Delivery DPD, along with the Local Plan Core Strategy, will become a vital document used to make decisions on all planning applications within the district.
Full details on the modifications and how to respond to the consultation can be found via www.blaby.gov.uk/deliverydpd-examination.