Planning inspector approves Borough Plan
An independent planning inspector has given Rugby Borough Council approval to adopt its Local Plan, bringing an end to its public examination.
The plan provides a blueprint for the future of the Borough. It sets out where in the borough will be allocated for housing and employment.
The inspector has written to the council to confirm that he is satisfied that the plan, as modified following public consultation last summer, is robust and meets all of the statutory requirements. It will now be considered by a meeting of the Council.
Cllr Sebastian Lowe, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for Growth and Investment, said: "I am grateful to Mr Mike Hayden, the independent inspector, for the diligent and professional way that he has examined the Borough Plan. Residents and other interested parties have had many opportunities to have their say and the inspector has taken account of their contributions.
"We now have a plan for the growth of the borough that meets all of the legal requirements.
"I will be recommending that my colleagues on the Council adopt the plan so that we have the best possible opportunity to shape future development."
The borough council will meet to consider the Borough Local Plan on 4 June 2019.
The inspector's report and further background documents on the Local Plan can be found at www.rugby.gov.uk/localplan