What is a candidate site?
A candidate site is a site submitted to the Council by an interested party (e.g. developer or landowner) for potential inclusion as an allocation in the 2nd Replacement Local Development Plan (LDP).
What types of sites can be submitted?
Landowners/proposers are welcome to submit sites for the range of uses that the plan makes provision for. This includes, but is not limited to, land for:
- Community Facilities;
- Tourism and Recreation;
- Renewable Energy;
- Gypsy and Traveller sites;
- Transport Infrastructure;
- Health, Education and Social Care;
- Green infrastructure;
Submitting a candidate site
The candidate site submission period has now closed. The formal call for candidate sites took place between 1st July 2021 and 31st August 2021.
A total of 144 sites were submitted during this period for a range of uses including housing, employment, education, tourism, renewable energy and amendments to the settlement boundary.
A Candidate Sites Register has been published for information only and is not a public consultation document. The purpose of the Candidate Sites Register is to identify what land could potentially be available for inclusion in the 2nd Replacement LDP, although the submission of a Candidate Site does not represent a commitment on the part of the Council to take the site forward into the 2nd Replacement LDP.
Site promoters were asked to submit sites using the standard submission form below. A separate form was required to be completed for every site that the site promoter wished to submit.
Before submitting a candidate site, site promoters were advised to review the Candidate Sites Guidance Notes, which provide advice on the types of site that are likely to be acceptable and the information that will be required to support the submission of a candidate site.
Site promoters were also asked to also refer to the Candidate Site Methodology which provides an overview of the process and explains how sites that are submitted as part of the call for candidate sites will be assessed.
Further advice and help
Due to Covid 19 restrictions the council offices are currently closed. However, officers will be able to provide further advice and guidance virtually. Please contact us for details.