In an extension to the public consultation period for the first stage of the Isles of Scilly Local Plan Review, the deadline for comments will now close at 5pm on Friday 24th July 2015.
The consultation on the Local Plan (Scoping Report) document is your chance to have your say on what should be contained in the plan that forms the basis of future land use and development decision making for all the islands. Full details of the consultation and the relevant documents can be found on the Local Plan Review page.
The scoping document is the first step to preparing a new Local Plan. It seeks your views on what the replacement plan should cover and what it should seek to achieve. It is designed to explain the role of the Local Plan and ensure that everyone has a clear understanding of the type of issues that can be addressed. It is also designed to encourage collaborative and meaningful engagement to ensure community ownership of the Local Plan.
The scoping report sets out the Council’s initial thoughts on the content of the new plan. We want your thoughts on what issues it should address before moving forward to produce a series of specific options followed by a more formal plan that will eventually be examined by a planning inspector on behalf of the Secretary of State. At each stage, the Council will seek to engage with the community, key stakeholders and statutory consultees.
In addition to the Local Plan (Scoping Report), there are 2 other documents out for a public consultation period which ends this Friday, an updated Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and the Isles of Scilly Conservation Area Character Statement.