We are preparing a new Local Plan to shape how Doncaster develops: how we want it to look and feel; and the policies and proposals needed to guide development to the right places whilst protecting and improving the environment and people’s quality of life.
The Local Plan is used to decide planning applications and guide investment into the Borough. It delivers the new homes, businesses, jobs, shops and infrastructure needed over the next 15 years. It will replace the 1998 Unitary Development Plan and 2012 Core Strategy.
Latest News: Inspector’s Report now Published
The Council received the Inspector’s Final Report from the Planning Inspectorate on 30 June 2021. In line with Regulation 25(1) this is now published and available to view at Local Plan Examination - Latest Updates. In summary, the Inspector concludes that with the recommended main modifications set out in the Appendix to his Report, and as consulted on in February-March 2021, the Doncaster Local Plan 2015-2035 satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Act and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Examination is now closed and the conclusions of the Inspector’s Report means the Council can now move towards adoption of the Local Plan via resolution of Full Council later this year.
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out how the Local Plan will be prepared, including the timetable for when various stages of the plan’s preparation will be undertaken. The Council updated the LDS in December 2017, March 2019 and March 2020.
- Local Development Scheme March 2020
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Call for Sites October – December 2014
Issues & Options July – September 2015
Homes & Settlements Strategy March - April 2016
Further ongoing stakeholder engagement and consultation – Spring 2015 to Spring 2018
Consultation on Draft Policies and Proposed Sites – September / October 2018
Consideration of plan by Council – July 2019
Publication – August-September 2019
Submission – March 2020
Examination in Public (Hearing Sessions) – October/December 2020
Proposed Modifications Consultation - February/March 2021
Inspector's Report - June 2021
Adoption - Summer 2021
Statement of Community Involvement
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how and when we will involve the community and stakeholders in the preparation of the Local Plan.
Monitoring and Implementation
Various reports are produced to monitor the implementation of the LDF and the emerging Local Plan.
Further information about Doncasters planning policies can be found at Our Plans.
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