11. When will a planning application for the site be submitted and how will comments from the community be encouraged?
Planning permission is being sought in two steps.
Planning approval for the enabling infrastructure (canal basin, canal infrastructure, access road, flood assessment) and demolition was granted on the 24 March 2021 together with Listed Building consent for the demolition of the modern buildings attached to the listed Mill building, which will remain.
The planning application for the overall redevelopment of the Port (design and lay-out of buildings, numbers of homes, commercial space, communal areas etc) will be submitted once a developer partner has been selected. The current estimate is that consultation prior to the application being submitted will take place in the summer of 2022 via drop-in/ comments and formal pre-application consultation. People will also be able to make comments on the planning portal once the application has been submitted.