The council needs to establish what land is available for development within the district, and it is, therefore asking for landowners and agents to submit details of their sites through a Call for Sites process.
For sites to be considered 'sustainable' and, therefore, developable, sites must be located within, adjacent to or close to an existing settlement, and be capable of development within the plan period [i.e. up to 2036]. Sites which are in the open countryside or which do not relate well to an existing settlement are unlikely to be considered suitable for inclusion within the plan and should not be submitted.
The Call for Sites is a technical exercise to identify potential sites for development, redevelopment and alternative uses. All sites will be assessed for their suitability, both for the suggested uses and for allocation in the new Local Plan. It is important to note that this does not represent a commitment for the development of a site, or indicate that planning permission will be granted. Any application for planning permission will be judged on its own merits and determined in accordance with adopted planning policies and the National Planning Policy Framework.
Submissions of potential sites should be made by completing the pro forma below (including a map which clearly identifies the site, it's boundaries and where access can be effected and the proposed use(s) should also be identified).
Please complete this form with as much detail as possible and return it to the Planning Policy team by 16 January 2016.