The Sefton Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination on 3rd August 2015. A series of examination hearings took place between November 2015 and January 2016.
The inspector has now issued his 'Initial Findings' document [EX.102] and Initial Findings 2 (retail matters) [EX.107]. The Council is expecting to publish the modifications to the Local Plan for comment in the summer. Further information on how and when to comment on the modifications will be available in due course.
The timescales for the final stages of the Local Plan are anticipated as follows:
- Local Plan Proposed Modifications Reported to Cabinet - 26th May 2016 and Council – 9th June 2016
- Period for Comments of the Proposed Modifications [6 weeks] – June to July 2016
- Inspector’s Full Report into Sefton’ Local Plan expected – Late September 2016
- Sefton’s Local Plan Adopted – January 2017
Comments made to the Local Plan Publication Document are available to view here.
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