Pre-Submission Draft Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015-2030
Regulation 19 Public Consultation
On the 15th January 2019 Members of Full Council of the Council of the Isles of Scilly approved the publication and next round of public consultation on the Draft Local Plan. The Full Council Report can be read here (agenda item 9) and you can watch the meeting on Youtube here.
A public consultation on the Pre-Submission Draft Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015 - 2030 (Regulation 19) commenced on:
Friday 22nd February for 6 weeks. The Submission deadline for commenting on the Consultation Documents will be until: 5pm Friday 5th April 2019
Copies of the below Consultation Documents will be available for the community to read, at our deposit venues, during the consultation period, at the following locations:
- St Marys - Town Hall
- St Marys - Library
- St Agnes - Island Hall
- St Martins - Island Hall
- Bryher - Community Hall
- Tresco - Community Hall
We will be visiting all island communities during this consultation period and you can drop by any time during the hours stated below. These are scheduled for March 2019 at:
- Tresco 10-11am Wednesday 13th March at the Community Hall
- Bryher 12-1pm Wednesday 13th March at the Community Hall
- St Mary's, Hugh Town 11am -1pm and 4pm -6pm Thursday 14th March at the Town Hall
- St Mary's Old town 4pm -6pm Friday 15th March at the Old Town Inn
- St Agnes 10am -11am Monday 18th March at the Island Hall
- St Martins 1pm - 2pm Monday 18th March at the Island Hall
What we want your views on:
Our consultation documents are linked below and you can review any of the evidence base documents on our Evidence Base Library page and our Examination Library page including our Draft Statement of Common Ground, under the Duty to Co-operate, drawn up with Cornwall Council. We have a limited number of hard copies of the Draft Local Plan if you would like to purchase one then please contact the Planning Department.
- Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan 2015 - 2030 - Full Version of this Document including Policies Maps (see below)
- Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan 2015 - 2030 - Summary Document Summarises the Plan and explains some of the key changes from the 2018 consultation.
- Sustainability Appraisal including Appendices
- Sustainability Appraisal Non Technical Summary
- Equality Impact Assessment including Appendices
- Habitat Regulations Assessment including Appendices
- Submission Policies Map - All Islands
- Submission Policies Map - Inset Map St Mary's
- Submission Policies Map - Inset Map St Martin's
- Submission Policies Map - Inset Map St Agnes
- Submission Policies Map - Inset Map Tresco and Bryher
- Submission Policies Map - Inset Map Known areas at Risk of Flooding, St Mary's
- Interactive Mapping
How we want to receive your views:
If you would like to comment on any of the above documents then you we would ask that responses are made on the below response forms (word versions may not format correctly on mobile devices):
Draft Local Plan - Response Form Guidance Notes
Where to send your views:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By hand or post: (Pre-Submission Draft Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015-2030), Planning Department, Town Hall, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0LW
When to get your views back to us by:
Any time during the consultation period with the deadline being: 5pm Friday 5th April 2019
What is Regulation 19?
This technical term refers to the Town and Country Planning Act (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 and Regulation 19 is the second stage of the consultation process when forming a Local Plan and it represents the proposed policies for an area.
This phase of the consultation process provides local communities, businesses and other interested stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on the policy content of a draft Local Plan, within a specific remit. The remit for public consultation relates to the ‘Tests of Soundness’ and also includes legal compliance, as set out in National Planning Policy Framework.
What happens after the Regulation 19 stage?
Once Regulation 19 is complete, an updated draft Local Plan is then submitted to the Secretary of State for the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. They will then appoint an independent Planning Inspector to undertake a ‘public examination’ of the draft Local Plan and is likely to make recommendations to further improve it.
During the examination process, the Secretary of State and the independent Planning Inspector will use the National Planning Policy Framework and comments submitted during the Regulation 19 consultation to determine whether a Local Plan is sound and legally compliant.
What stage is the Isles of Scilly draft Local Plan at currently?
The revised draft Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015 – 2030, which will eventually replace the currently ‘saved’ 2005 adopted Local Plan, has been amended following extensive public consultation earlier in 2015 and 2018. This current version is the Pre-Submission Draft Isles of Scilly Local Plan which was considered by Members of Full Council in January 2019.
What is the difference between Regulation 18 and 19?
Regulation 18 explored a number of different policy options, had ‘open’ questions and a wider remit for input during the consultation phase.
As the plan-making process continues, the number of policy options are refined and become more focussed. This reflects the purpose of Regulation 19 as a planning document with specific policy recommendations for an area, resulting in more formal and technical questions in the consultation process. These questions relate to the four Tests of Soundness and whether the draft Local Plan is compliant with relevant legislation. Once the Isles of Scilly draft Local Plan is at the Regulation 19 stage it contains specific policies for the islands.
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