Public Consultation Guidance - Castle Point Local Plan

Castle Point Council launched the ‘Regulation 19’ consultation of their new Local Plan in December. The local plan will decide the future shape of our borough and guide development in our area for the next fifteen years and it is important that resident’s views are heard. 

This consultation is a ‘Regulation 19’ consultation and the Council have to do it if they want to continue with the plan. The remit, a ‘Regulation 19’ consultation, relates to the ‘Tests of Soundness’ and the plan’s legal compliance, particularly with the ‘National Planning Policy Framework’ (NPPF).

The consultation has now closed and the latest update from the Council is below:

"The Council received just over 1,100 responses from around 600 consultees.

The Council is currently in the process of assessing representations received on the Pre-submission Local Plan during the consultation, which ran from the 16 December 2019 to the 14 February 2020. If you submitted a response on behalf of a group, or as an individual, you should have now received an email or letter from the Council with the next stages of the process and a list of representations received, details of this can be found at 2019 New Local Plan Consultation

The Council are in the process of producing a Consultation Statement (or statement of community engagement) which will set out the response to each representation. 

At this time, it remains the Council’s intention to submit the Local Plan for Examination in Public in the summer of 2020."

For further information and the latest updates please visit the Council's website here