The proposed site will be subject to a Pre Application Consultation which will be run by the housing department of the Council who are acting as the developer. This is a statutory requirement for any proposals which are classed as ‘major development’. This process will allow interested parties to comment on a draft version of the planning application over a 28-day consultation period.
The draft planning application will include the full suite of planning application documents such as scaled plans, surveys and technical reports. As part of this 28-day consultation, the developer can choose to run a community engagement event where interested parties will have the opportunity to engage with the developer and view material relating to the draft application. Following the 28-day consultation, the developer must produce a Pre Application Report which needs to evidence how the developer has carried out the consultation, sets out the issues raised by respondents and how the comments made have been considered in the final proposal.
This report must be submitted alongside any subsequent planning application made to the Local Planning Authority to validate the application. Once the Pre Application Process has been completed the developer can then submit a full planning application to be determined by the Local Planning Authority. When a full planning application is submitted the Local Planning Authority holds a 21 day consultation period allowing interested parties to comment on the application. These comments are then considered in the determination of the proposal.
If the development is approved, it is anticipated the site would come into use in 2020.