The VALP Proposed Submission has now been submitted to the government and will now be subject to a public examination.
Information on the VALP Examination is available here.
A quick downloadable version of VALP is available here.
We hope that the inspector's report will be with us within 2018 and we will be able to adopt the plan before the end of 2018. However now that the plan has been submitted the timeline after that is beyond our control.
VALP Pre Submission Consultation
The Plan was initially considered on Tuesday 26 September 2017-by the VALP Scrutiny Committee. Then on
Tuesday 10 October 2017-Cabinet agreed on a schedule of changes.
On Wednesday 18 October 2017 -Submission Draft VALP was then approved by Council.
The Plan underwent a statutory 6 week consultation from Thursday 2 November – Thursday 14 December 2017. Following this, the responses were collated and summarised so that they could be submitted along with the Plan and supporting documents for examination by an independent planning inspector.
Our Local Plan
The Plan will help to accommodate national housing growth demand and bring more investment, employment and opportunity, thus helping the district to thrive. It meets the need for over 27,000 new homes in the Vale by 2033, half of which are either already built or have planning permission.
This is an incredibly complex plan which will affect the Vale for generations to come and getting it right is our priority.
The updated VALP Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the documents and timescales that the Council intends to produce, as well as outlining our current stance towards producing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).