A six week consultation started yesterday (Monday 5th August) as Corby Borough Council prepares to submit the Part 2 Local Plan for Corby to the Government for Examination.
The Council’s ‘publication draft’ is the result of extensive studies and consultation with residents, landowners, developers and statutory consultees like government agencies.
Comments made during this consultation period that closes at 5pm on 16th September 2019 will go direct to the Government, to be considered by a Planning Inspector at an Examination in Public. The Inspector is required to consider whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with the relevant Regulations and is ‘sound’.
All consultation documents and the evidence for the Part 2 Local Plan are available to view on the planning policy pages of the Council’s website at www.corby.gov.uk or alternatively on our consultation portal at https://consult.corby.gov.uk. Hard copies of the Part 2 Local Plan and accompanying environmental assessment can be found in the Corby Cube and local libraries.
The Council will be holding drop-in events during the consultation period with planning officers on hand to discuss the consultation documents and provide advice on how to reply to the consultation. These will be held on:
- Saturday 10 August at Corby Cube Reception Area, from 11am to 3pm
- Wednesday 14 August at Oakley Vale Community Centre, from 1pm to 5pm
- Friday 16 August at Gretton Village Hall, from 3pm to 8pm
- Monday 19 August at Corby Cube Reception Area, from 1pm to 5pm
- Tuesday 20 August at Weldon Village Hall, from 3pm to 8pm
- Thursday 22 August at Cottingham and Middleton Village Hall Annex, from 3pm to 8pm
If you have any questions on the Publication Draft (Pre-Submission) Part 2 Local Plan for Corby, please do not hesitate to contact the Local Plan team on 01536 464158 or Localplans.firstname.lastname@example.org.
What the Planning Inspector’s Examination considers:
All comments made during this consultation will go to the government and planning inspector. They will now only consider two questions about the plan. The inspector will consider whether the plan is within the law, and whether it can be considered ‘sound’.
A plan is sound if it is:
- Positively prepared – providing a strategy which, as a minimum, seeks to meet the area’s objectively assessed needs; and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring areas is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development;
- Justified – an appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence;
- Effective – deliverable over the plan period, and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground; and
- Consistent with national policy – enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the National Planning Policy Framework.