Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Modifications consultation

Plymouth and South West Devon JLP Main modifications consultation

On 15 August 2018 Plymouth City Council (PCC), South Hams District Council (SHDC) and West Devon Borough Council (WDBC) received a Post Hearing Advice Note (EXC15) from the Planning Inspectors who are examining the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan (JLP). This document set out a number of modifications the Inspectors considered would be necessary to make the JLP sound.

 Statement of Representation Procedure

The Councils are now consulting on both the Main Modifications to the Submission version of the JLP and the Additional/Policies Map Modifications. This page includes information on both. Click on the links below to quickly access the sections on the page:

The Councils have prepared a schedule setting out the proposed Main Modifications considered necessary in order for the JLP to be found sound. This document, along with an updated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment is available for comment and all comments will be submitted to the Inspectors.

Please note: For both consultations, this is not an opportunity to re-state previous representations, as these have already been considered as part of the examination. This is also not an opportunity to raise new objections to the previous submission version of the JLP or to seek further changes to it. For example: seeking the inclusion or omission of a site in the Plan other than those identified in the Proposed Main Modifications.

Main Modifications

The document below lists the Main Modifications proposed:

MM1 Schedule of proposed Main Modifications PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM2

Updated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment

Please note: This document replaces both EXD25 (formerly SUB9) and EXD22 (formerly SUB10) which became out of date during the examination hearings which took place from January to March 2018.

PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018

The best way to comment on these documents is through our consultation portal.

If your prefer to submit your comments by email or post please use the form below:

 Consultation Response Form

All comments need to be made by 3 December 2018 at 5pm.

To take account of the Main Modifications, some background documents have also been produced and updated:

MM5

Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Main Modifications Consultation Version (tracked changes)

PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM6 Policies Map: Plymouth Policy Area MM Version PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM7 Policies Map: Thriving Towns and Villages Policy Area (South Hams) MM Version PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM8 Policies Map: Thriving Towns and Villages Policy Area (West Devon) MM Version PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP3(rev2)

Revised Housing Topic Paper (Provision and Supply) Addendum

Please note: This document updates TP3(rev) which became out of date during the examination hearings which took place from January to March 2018

PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP3(rev2)A

Revised Housing Topic Paper (Provision and Supply) Addendum (tracked changes)

Please note: This document shows the tracked changes from the original TP3(rev)

PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP3J Joint Local Plan Area Housing Trajectory March 2017 Monitoring Point, incorporating proposed Main Modifications PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP3K Plymouth Policy Area Housing Trajectory March 2017 Monitoring Point, incorporating proposed Main Modifications PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP3L Thriving Towns and Villages Policy Area Housing Trajectory March 2017 Monitoring Point, incorporating proposed Main Modifications PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP4(rev)

Revised Employment Topic Paper

Please note: This document updates TP4 which became out of date during the examination hearings which took place from January to March 2018

PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP4(rev)A

Revised Employment Topic Paper (tracked changes)

Please note: This document shows the tracked changes from the original TP4

PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
TP7 Development in Plymouth's Urban Fringe Topic Paper PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
EN31(rev)

Revised Plymouth Greenspace Policy Development Process

Please note: This document updates EN31 which became out of date during the examination hearings which took place from January to March 2018

PCC, SHDC and WDBC August 2018

Additional and Policies Map Modifications

Additionally, as a distinct exercise which is not a part of the JLP Public Examination process, the Councils are undertaking a separate consultation on Additional (Minor) Modifications to the JLP and updated policies maps. Responses to these modifications will only be considered by the Councils and not by the Planning Inspectors as they do not relate to the soundness of the plan.

MM3 Schedule of proposed Policies Additional Modifications PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM4

Schedule of proposed Policies Map Modifications

PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM5 Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Main Modifications Consultation Version (tracked changes) PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM6 Policies Map: Plymouth Policy Area MM Version PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM7 Policies Map: Thriving Towns and Villages Policy Area (South Hams) MM Version PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018
MM8 Policies Map: Thriving Towns and Villages Policy Area (West Devon) MM Version PCC, SHDC and WDBC October 2018

The best way to comment on these documents is also through our consultation portal.

If your prefer to submit your comments by email or post please use the form below:

 Consultation Response Form

All comments also need to be made by 3 December 2018 at 5pm.

What support is available? 

We understand that this consultation is different and a lot more formal than previous engagement phases; because of this some helpful documents have been produced:

 Explanatory Note

 Frequently Asked Questions

Each local authority will also be hosting a surgery/drop-in sessions where we will have paper copies available to view and officers on hand to answer any questions.

Local Authority Date Time Venue
Plymouth Tuesday 30 October 2018 2pm to 7pm Marlborough Room, Plymouth Council House, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA
West Devon Wednesday 31 October 2018 2pm to 7pm Chamber 1 and Chamber 2, Kilworthy Park, Drake Road, Tavistock PL19 0BZ
South Hams Thursday 1 November 2018 2pm to 7pm Repton Room, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

What happens next?

If you commented on a Main Modification, this will be passed onto the Planning Inspectors for consideration.

If you commented on the Additional Modifications or the Map Modifications then these will only be considered by the Councils.

If you're having trouble viewing or gaining access to the material email plymouthplan@plymouth.gov.uk strategic.planning@swdevon.gov.uk or call 01752 305477.

If you are submitting written representations please send them to: Joint Local Plan Team, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ.