CaSPlan bound for Examination after Sutherland County Committee
The Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan (CaSPlan) remains on track for eventual adoption in final form in spring 2018. Yesterday the Sutherland County Committee considered the results of public consultation on the Modified Proposed Plan and agreed that the Plan be progressed to the Examination stage. This follows such agreement by the Caithness Committee last week.
Through the Examination an independent Reporter will consider the outstanding issues that have been raised through the relevant consultations. The Reporter will then decide whether any further changes should be made to CaSPlan before it is adopted by the Council.
The recommendations in the officers’ report, which have been agreed by the Committees, are for the Council, through the Examination, to defend its proposals as set out in the Modified Proposed Plan.
Officers will now gather together all the necessary documentation for the Examination and are aiming to submit it to Scottish Ministers and the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals in early April with the Council’s formal request for an Examination.