Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft

6 MONITORING AND REVIEW

6.1 It is essential that the policies in this new Local Plan are monitored so that early action can be taken to overcome any barriers to delivery of the Plan's objectives and policies. This is particularly important where there are key pieces of infrastructure that need to be delivered in a timely manner to enable development to proceed. Monitoring is also important to enable communities and interested parties to be aware of progress.

6.2 The Borough Council produces an Annual Monitoring Report that sets out the overall performance of planning policies set out in the various DPDs that have been prepared previously - each DPD has a set of Key Indicators that are used to monitor overall progress. The Monitoring Report will also provide up-to-date information on the implementation of any neighbourhood plans that have been made, and to determine whether there is a need to undertake a partial or full review of the Local Plan.

6.3 The Council's view is that there needs to be a consolidation of the various indicators that have been previously used into a set that can be easily interpreted and reflect the current Sustainability Appraisal Objectives. Such indicators will be included within the submission version of this Plan . The Council's framework for monitoring of this plan will be based on the following:

  • To check the effectiveness of policy and whether it is delivering sustainable development;
  • To check the timely delivery of key infrastructure
  • To assess the extent to which policies are being implemented and whether development targets are being met;
  • Where policies are not being implemented then explain why
  • To identify policies that need early review if necessary