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Local Plan submitted to Government, with autumn hearings expected
The Local Plan, which sets out land uses, planning policies and potential development sites across the borough, has been submitted to government for independent examination following council approval.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has appointed an inspector who will examine the Local Plan to ensure it meets legal requirements and is based on up to date and robust evidence. The Local Plan has undergone extensive consultation, with residents, businesses and organisations throughout its development. Over 600 representations were received during the last consultation and these are being submitted alongside the plan so that the inspector can take them into account.
Those who responded to the council’s consultation last November and December will be contacted by an independent programme officer who acts as a liaison between the inspector and the council, and who is responsible for organising any public hearings.
Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of Bromley Council said, “I would like to thank everyone who has contributed their views through all the stages of developing our Local Plan. Whether it be homes, schools for our children or premises for business to thrive and prosper, we need to ensure that we have the right development coming forwards in the right place. The responses to all the consultations have helped ensure that the proposals contained in the Local Plan are right for our borough. We believe that our Local Plan balances the need for land for development with the continued protection of the high quality environment that makes Bromley an attractive place to live and work.”