Halton Borough Council will decide next week whether to submit the emerging Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (DALP) for examination. The Submission Version of the DALP was consulted upon in August 2019. A report is being taken to the a meeting of the Full Council on 18 December 2019, recommending that the plan is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination. The Council anticipates that the examination will take place in Spring 2020.
The DALP will set housing and employment numbers for the period 2014 to 2037, and proposes a series of site allocations to meet this need, including land to be released from the Green Belt. Emery Planning is promoting two of the draft housing allocations in the plan (land at South Lane, Widnes and E-Scape, Preston-on-the-Hill), and is also promoting a number of sites for employment use in Runcorn.
If you require any advice in relation to the emerging plan and how this may affect the development prospects for your site, please do not hesitate to contact John Coxon on 01625 433 881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.