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Rutland Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation

Rutland Local Plan Issues & Options Consultation

Rutland County Council has launched an Issues & Options Consultation as part of the process to prepare a new Local Plan for the County.

Every Planning Authority must have a Local Plan that sets out what can be built and where building should take place over a period of at least 15 years. Local Plans hold important policies to support environmental protection, jobs and the economy. They also help to decide where investment is needed for infrastructure like roads, schools and health services.

The Issues & Options Consultation asks people how they would choose to tackle 12 key issues that will affect Rutland's future. Your responses will be reviewed alongside detailed evidence and analysis of the same key issues to create a draft Local Plan, which will be subject to more consultation next year.

You can view more information and take part online by visiting: www.rutland.gov.uk/localplan. Consultation closes on 16 September 2022.

Information is available at local libraries and can be provided in other formats. Just email: localplan@rutland.gov.uk or call: 01572 722 577. The Council is also holding pop-up events around the County to tell people about the consultation and how they can take part.

The 12 topics being explored through the Issues & Options Consultation are:

  1. Tackling the climate crisis
  2. The appropriate level and location of growth
  3. Meeting current and future housing needs
  4. Enabling a prosperous and resilient economy
  5. Supporting vibrant town centres and local centres
  6. Enabling safer and stronger communities
  7. Promoting sustainable and active travel
  8. Ensuring new development is well designed
  9. Conserving and enhancing Rutland's historic assets

10. Protecting and enhancing our biodiversity, wildlife habitats and open spaces

11. Addressing minerals and waste requirements

12. Ensuring development is supported by essential infrastructure and services

No development sites or options have been considered or are being suggested as part of the Issues & Options Consultation

Posted: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:40 by The Clerk

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