Media Release from High Peak BC: Local Plan timetable on track

Leading High Peak councillors have again expressed their commitment to adopting the Local Plan for the Borough by February next year as planned.

An extra meeting of High Peak Borough Council will take place on Tuesday 18 March in the Pavilion Arts Centre where members will consider the latest draft of the Plan and the comments received during the most recent round of public consultation.

It had previously been announced that this additional meeting would take place on 11 March.

Councillor Godfrey Claff, executive member for regeneration, said: “I want to be absolutely clear that there is no delay to the overall timetable for the adoption of the Local Plan.

“We have made a commitment to listening to the views of local people and slightly delaying this extra Council meeting means we can take full account of the 1,600 responses to the latest round of public consultation.”

Following consideration at the Council meeting, the next steps are:

  • October 2014 – examination hearings
  • February 2015 – Local Plan adopted.

Council Leader Councillor Caitlin Bisknell added: “Everyone with an interest in the High Peak can be assured that we are working hard to make sure we have a robust Plan in place that will protect the borough from unsuitable developments.

“We have published the timetable for adopting the Plan and we will stick to that timetable.”

HPBC / 24 Feb 14

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