There have been a high number of national policy changes which necessitate a review of the Canterbury District Local Plan.  The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the following proposed timetable of the review:-

Stage 1           Oct 2019 – March 2021 Issues and Options assessment, to include a number of public consultations.  Call for sites anticipated shortly as part of this stage.

Stage 2           April 2021 Pre-Submission Publication (Draft Local Plan).

Stage 3           Oct 2021 Submission and Independent Examination Hearing.

Stage 4           June 2022 Inspector’s Report issued.

Stage 5           July 2022 Adoption of DPD (Local Plan).