CLOSED Public Consultation Pre-Submission Draft Isles of Scilly Local Plan Feb - April 2019 (Regulation 19)


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. You can read the representations we received on the Draft Local Plan, together with commentary of amendments, 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

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has been produced but if you have any other questions then please email us at:

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:

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.

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 (Parts A and B) (PDF for printing and completing a paper copy) or (Word document downloading and completing electronically) 

Draft Local Plan - Response Form (Part B only) PDF for printing and completing a paper copy) or (Word document downloading and completing electronically) 

Draft Local Plan - Response Form Guidance Notes

Where to send your views:

By email:

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

You may also wish to look at our Key Evidence Base Documents which are listed on the Local Plan Evidence Base page  and the Local Plan Examination Library page.

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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