Final consulation launched for Rutland County Council’s development plan

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A document that outlines development sites and planning policies in Rutland for the next 13 years is progressing as councillors approved its latest stage at a meeting on Monday.

The final stage of consultation has now opened on the Site Allocations and Policies Development Plan Document.

The document allocates specific sites for development and provides more detailed policies to be used by Rutland County Council in deciding planning applications.

Comments made on this consultation will help an independent Government inspector determine whether the document meets legal and procedural requirements. The inspector will make a decision in October.

There are two phases of proposed housing development sites in the document that will be considered.

Phase one, which will take place between 2013 to 2018, includes sites in Oakham, two in Empingham and three in Ketton. Phase two, between 2018 and 2026, include areas in Greetham, Ketton and Ryhall.

Sites have also been identified for retail and waste management purposes. There are two retail sites in Oakham and three sites for waste in Cottesmore, Greetham and Ketton.

To find out more about the document, key proposals will be exhibited at council offices in Catmose, Oakham, from Thursday to May 30, Oakham Library from next Thursday until April 24, Uppingham Library from April 26 to May 4, Ketton Library from May 8 to 15, and Ryhall Library from May 20 to 30.

Comments made on the document should be made by May 30 and submitted in writing to localplan@rutland.gov.uk, or The Planning Policy Manager, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, LE15 6HP.

For more, visit www.rutland.gov.uk/siteallocations