Local Plan - Site Selection Methodology Consultation

Doncaster Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will have a big influence on the amount and location of new development across the borough in the period up to 2032.

Site Selection Methodologies Consultation – November 2015

The Council consulted on two site selection methodologies (late 2015) which will be the basis for how we will select housing, employment (including mixed use) and minerals sites. To ensure the Local Plan proposes the most sustainable development allocations, that are in conformity with national planning policy, and will deliver the plan’s vision, aims and objectives, a site selection methodology will need to be developed and followed consistently. The methodologies set out a number of stages that sites will be assessed against, including the legal requirement for Local Plans to take account of Sustainability Appraisal (including Strategic Environmental Assessment). The methodologies are still not site specific at this moment, therefore; the consultation is only about the process for appraising sites in due course rather than seeking views as to which sites should be supported or rejected.

We consulted on the following two documents which are still available to view below:

  • Housing & Employment Site Selection Methodology – This paper sets out the stages for how we are proposing to assess all the sites that have been put forward to the Local Plan for consideration as housing and employment (including mixed use) sites.
Housing and Employment Site Selection Methodology
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  • Aggregate Minerals Requirements – This paper sets out the stages for how we are proposing to assess all the sites that have been put forward to the Local Plan for consideration as minerals sites. It also sets out the process for identifying Minerals Safeguarding Areas and Areas of Search as required by national policy.  
Aggregate Mineral Requirements
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The Council is currently considering all the responses received to the consultation and will publish updated site selection methodologies in due course, including a summary of the consultation responses received and how they have been taken into consideration.

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Last updated: 30 January 2018 16:13:06