Submission of the Borough Plan Review (2021-2039)

The Borough Plan Review sets out where new homes, workplaces and other developments should be built to meet the needs of the Borough, while conserving the area's most valuable environmental assets for the plan period 2021-2039. The Borough Plan Review provides policies and guidance on how planning applications are determined.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council recently consulted on the Borough Plan Review Publication draft document, under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, alongside other accompanying documents.

The Regulation 19 consultation took place between 4th September and 16th October 2023. The Council has considered the representations received, as part of this consultation. These will also be considered by the Planning Inspector, in accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (PCPA), when examining the Borough Plan Review. 

Below presents a timeline outlining the development and progression of the Borough Plan Review:

  1. June to August 2021 - Issues and Options consultation.
  2. June to July 2022 - Preferred Options consultation.
  3. September to October 2023 - Publication consultation.
  4. February 2024 - Submission of the Borough Plan Review to the Planning Inspectorate with a view for potential examination in August 2024 (current position in the timeline).
  5. December 2024 - Potential adoption of the Borough Plan Review.

Submission documents

The Borough Plan Review and supporting evidence base were submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 12th February 2024. The Core Documents list, with electronic links to the documents, is available to view on the Programme Officer's website.

The Borough Plan Review (2021-2039) evidence base is also available to view below:

The Evidence Base list, with electronic links to the documents, is available to view on the Programme Officer's website.

They can also be viewed online at:

  • Nuneaton Town Hall, Monday to Friday, between 10:00am and 2:00pm
  • at Nuneaton, Bedworth, and Bulkington libraries during the opening times listed in the table
  Nuneaton Library Bedworth Library Bulkington Library
Monday 10:00am to 6:00pm 9.30am to 5:00pm 9:00am to 12 midday
Tuesday 9:00am to 6:00pm 9.30am to 5:00pm 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 6:00pm 9.30am to 5:00pm Closed
Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm Closed 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm 9.30am to 5:00pm 9:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm 9.30am to 2:30pm 9.30am to 1:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm Closed Closed

The documents are made available in line with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 and the requirements of the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

Post Submission documents

Further post submission documents have been submitted by the Council, to the Planning Inspectors, since the submission of the Borough Plan Review for Examination.

Examination stage

The Borough Plan is now subject to an independent examination to be conducted by the Planning Inspectorate. The Planning Inspectorate have published guidance about the examination process which may be of interest alongside a Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations.

For further information and documents relating to the examination stage of the Borough Plan Review, including the Examination Documents list and Matters, Issues and Questions, please visit the Programme Officer's website.

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