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Redditch’s new local plan can be considered for adoption after a public examination concluded it was sound.

In a final report that drew to a close the examination that began in March 2014, Planning Inspector Michael Hetherington concluded the Borough of Redditch Local Plan 4 was sound subject to modifications.

The modifications do not significantly affect the substance of the plan, which will now go before the members of Redditch Borough Council’s Executive Committee on January 17 who will consider recommending it to the full council for a vote on its adoption.

Being found ‘sound’ by the Government is the final step in the lengthy statutory process that local planning authorities must go through to be able to adopt a local plan that sets out the long term vision and framework for the future development of an area.

Cllr Greg Chance, Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Planning, said: “After ten years in the making including an almost two-year examination in public by the Government, Redditch’s latest plan is now ready.

“By setting out what we need and what our opportunities are, we will give Redditch a firm foundation for the future and, critically, underpin decisions on the development proposals that will be put forward over the coming years.”