Site Specific Policies, Development Plan Document (DPD)

What is the Site Specific Policies Development Plan Document (DPD)?

The Site Specific Policies DPD sets out the planning policies for site specific proposals, such as housing, employment and open space allocations.

Adopted Site Specific Policies DPD

The Site Specific Policies DPD was adopted on 28 January 2010:
Site Specific Policies DPD 

The adopted Site Specific Policies DPD can also be viewed as an interactive document:
Interactive Adopted Site Specific Policies DPD

Preparation of the Sites Specific Policies DPD

We submitted the Site Specific Policies DPD to the Secretary of State in January 2006 and examination hearings to test the 'soundness' were held between November 2007 and May 2008.

Following the examination hearings, the Inspectors announced that they had found a shortfall in the housing capacity of land allocated in the various DPDs submitted in January 2006. That shortfall amounted to about 2,200 homes. The Inspectors asked us to assess additional site options to make up the housing shortfall and to put forward its preferred sites for them to consider. We sought your views in October - December 2008. Additional examination hearings were held in May and July 2009.

In September 2009, the Inspectors issued their Inspectors Report concluding that the Site Specific Policies DPD is 'sound' subject to a number of binding changes being made.

The Site Specific Policies DPD was formally adopted on 28 January 2010.

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