Call for sites

Status of submitted sites

There are no guarantees that any site put forward as part of the call for sites will be allocated for development in the local plan.

A submitted site has no formal planning status, other than its current allocation or designation, or if it already has planning permission for development. This would only change if:

  • it was formally allocated in the local plan as a location for some form of development


  • following the submission of a planning application it was granted planning permission before the adoption of the local plan.

A site owner or prospective developer is still entitled to seek planning permission for development of a site before the local plan land allocations are eventually decided upon, whether or not the site was submitted under the call for sites exercise.

Finally, any sites allocated for development in the local plan would still need planning permission before development could take place.