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The Stevenage Borough Local Plan was adopted on 22 May 2019. The Plan sets out a spatial vision for the town to 2031 and contains detailed land use policies for the Borough. The vision for the environment, will include both the built and natural environment and all the things that occur in between it. It looks to guide development and covers areas like housing, infrastructure, businesses, open spaces and more.

Tackling the Climate Emergency is an issue we are deeply committed to addressing. This means we are consulting on a partial update of our Local Plan to make sure that we are thinking sustainably for the next, and future generations. The aim of this review is to not replace the existing Plan with an entirely new plan, instead focus on areas that we feel need urgent attention.

Regulation 18 is a legal term for a formal consultation. We'll need to go out for a ‘Regulation 18’ consultation on the draft amendments to Stevenage’s Local Plan (or Development Plan Document or 'DPD'). This is a statutory part of the planning process, that has to be carried out by law.

The consultation will run from the 5 July to 15 August 2024.

This consultation will offer you the chance to respond to, and comment on, the Draft Plan. Once the consultation starts, you will have six weeks to give your feedback.

You can respond online, read all the supporting documents and helpful guides by going to our preferred platform for consultation comments.

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You can view a simpler explainer of the Local Plan which explains what the Local Plan is, what changes are being made and help you on your response.

Alternatively, you can email your comments to the Planning Policy team Please ensure you state 'Reg 18 Consultation Response' in the subject line. 

Or, you can send your response. using the form below, by post to:

Planning Policy consultation
Planning & Regulation
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House