The government requires all local planning authorities to update their local plans every five years. We began the review of our current Local Plan in 2018. The stages of the review are set out below: Issues and Options – 2018 Spatial Housing Strategy and Infrastructure Delivery (SHSID) – 2019 Preferred Options – 2021 Publication Plan (Pre-submission) - 2022 Next Steps Submission to Secretary of State and examination by an independent planning inspector. Submission in Spring/Summer 2023, yet to be agreed. NB The review is currently paused pending the outcome of the government's proposed changes to national planning policy.