The Local Plan was approved by Council for publication on 22 January, and the publication period ran from 30 January to 27 March 2015. No further representations can now be accepted.
The comments will be available on the Sefton website in early May. We will report the key issues raised during the publication stage to the Council in July, and then submit the draft Plan for examination.
What is the Local Plan?
The Local Plan will shape the future of Sefton for years to come. It will set out how new development will be managed in the period from 2015 to 2030, it encourages sustainable development and economic growth and it gives current and future generations more opportunities to live and work in Sefton’s outstanding environment.
A Local Plan for Sefton, Publication Draft 2015 - Individual Chapters
What is the next stage?
- Following the eight week period for comments, the Council will submit the Local Plan and all comments made to the Planning Inspectorate.
- An examination will be held into the Sefton Local Plan, with formal hearings expected to take place later this year. We will provide dates when these are confirmed.
- The Inspector will report the findings of the examination, setting out whether the Local Plan is 'sound', 'unsound' or whether any modifications are required.
- If the Inspector finds the Sefton Local Plan 'sound' we will then adopt the Local Plan.