A Local Plan is, with the abolition of regional planning by this government, the key document describing how our Borough will develop for about 20 years into the future. It covers all aspects of communal life in the Borough, including the provision of infrastructure (schools, water etc), the provision of an adequate road network, measures to boost the economy, steps to address social inequality and the provision of housing and much more.
The key elements of the planning system are now:
GBC have set out its intended timetable as follows:
Thereafter the Planning Inspectorate will review the Plan and test it for soundness before it comes into force.