Statement of representations procedure
Statement of the Fact that the proposed Submission Documents are Available for Inspection and how they can be Inspected
Wyre Forest District Local Plan Development Plan Document
The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
Regulation 19 – Wyre Forest District Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication
Wyre Forest District Council (“the Council”) has produced the publication version of the Wyre Forest Local Plan Review and is proposing to submit this version of the Wyre Forest Local Plan to the Secretary of State. The Council is now publishing this version of the Wyre Forest Local Plan in accordance with Regulation 19 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
Title of Document
Wyre Forest District Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication (including amendments document)
The Wyre Forest Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication sets out how and where development will take place in the administrative area of Wyre Forest District (“the District”) and guides future planning decisions up to 2036. The Local Plan, when adopted, will form part of the development plan for the District.
Whole of the administrative area of the Wyre Forest District.
Monday 2 September 2019 until 5pm on Monday 14 October 2019.
All representations on the document must be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Monday 14 October 2019. Please note that late representations cannot be accepted. This statement provides details on how to make representations.
Statement of fact – How to view the documents
During this public consultation period, copies of the Wyre Forest District Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication and other proposed submission documents listed below will be available to view on the Council’s website and will also be available for inspection at the following locations:
- Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF
- The Hub (Customer Service Centre), Kidderminster.
- Kidderminster Library – Market Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1AB
- Stourport Library – Civic Centre, New Street, Stourport on Severn, DY13 8UN
- Bewdley Library – Dog Lane, Bewdley, DY12 2EF
Copies of the documents will also be made available at the drop-in sessions being held throughout the district during the consultation period. The drop-in sessions are as follows:
Wednesday 11 September 2019
3pm to 6pm
Blakedown Parish Rooms
18 Belbroughton Road
Wednesday 18 September 2019
3pm to 7pm
Kidderminster Town Hall
Thursday 19 September 2019
2pm to 4:30pm
Wribbenhall Parish Rooms
Saturday 28 September 2019
10am to 1pm
Stourport Civic Hall
Documents which are available to view:
- Amendments to the Pre-Submission Publication Document (including amendments to Policies Map) (July 2019)
- Wyre Forest District Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication Policies Maps (July 2019)
- Wyre Forest District Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication Document (October 2018)
- Sustainability Appraisal incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment
There are also a considerable number of supporting documents and evidence base reports which underpin the Local Plan and these can be viewed on the consultation page.
Representations on the plan can be made throughout the consultation period but must be made before 5pm on Monday 14 October 2019. Please note that late representations cannot be accepted. All representations should include your name and postal address.
To structure your response in the way the Planning Inspector will consider comments at the public examination, the consultation response form follows a similar structure to the standard response form issued by the Planning Inspectorate. This is so consultation responses are set out in the way the Planning Inspector will consider comments at the public examination. The consultation response form will be made available on the Council’s website
We will only accept responses submitted using the consultation response form.
The Council strongly encourages responses to be submitted using the on-line response form via the District Council's interactive consultation system; however, you can submit response forms in any of the following ways:
Via email to: LPR@wyreforestdc.gov.uk
Post to: Planning Policy Team, Wyre Forest District Council, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF.
Alternatively you can collect a response form from the main reception at Wyre Forest District Council, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF, or from the The Hub (Customer Service Centre) at Kidderminster.
All individual representations received will be submitted to the Secretary of State together with a summary of the main issues raised during the consultation period and considered as part of a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector. (Note that all consultation responses previously received by the Council during the Pre-Submission consultation held last year in Autumn/Winter 2018 will also be submitted to the Planning Inspector). Representations at this stage should only be made on the legal and procedural compliance and the soundness of the Wyre Forest District Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication Documents, and whether it is in conformity with the Duty to Co-operate. Please refer to the guidance on the consultation response form when preparing representations.
Please note that representations made at this stage in the process cannot remain anonymous, but details will only be used in relation to the Wyre Forest District Local Plan Review. Your response will be made available to view as part of the Examination process.
Request for Notification
Representations at this stage may be accompanied by a request to be notified about:
- The submission of the local plan for independent examination;
- The publication of the recommendations of the inspector appointed to carry out the independent examination; and
- The adoption of the Local Plan.
For further details, please visit the consultation webpages.
If you have any questions about the plan which are not covered by this statement of representations or the material published on the Council’s website or available at the Council’s offices, please email the Planning Policy team.
Consultation closes 5pm on Monday 14 October 2019
Related contentLocal Plan Pre-Submission Publication document (October 2018) (pdf)
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