Development Plan Submissions

As part of the statutory plan making process, members of the public have three opportunities to make a written submission or observation regarding the development plan. At each stage of the plan preparation process, the planning authority will publish a statutory notice in one or more newspapers circulating in that area.

Firstly, during a pre-draft consultation period, prior to the preparation of a draft plan; secondly, during a draft plan public display period on completion and publication of the draft plan; and thirdly following the council members’ decision to make material amendments to the draft plan.

McCutcheon Halley are ideally placed to promote policy changes and prepare land use zoning submissions on your behalf. Many of our team have previously worked in forward planning roles and have directed the preparation of Development Plans on behalf of a range of Local Authorities. We therefore have a fundamental knowledge of all stages of the plan preparation process.

The first stage in securing the future development potential of a site is through engaging with the Development Plan making process. County Development and Local Area Plans set out the planning authority’s land use planning strategy for the development of urban and rural areas and are key documents which planning authorities use to assess and determine planning applications.

McCutcheon Halley provide timely advice on promoting a site and the implications of any changes in policy framework.

To realise our client’s development aspirations, we can guide you through the planning process and engage with the planning authority. The effective promotion of policy and land use change is one of McCutcheon Halley’s core strengths and can mark the beginning of a successful project for you.