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.

A planning application for the enabling infrastructure (canal basin, canal infrastructure, access road, flood assessment) has already been consulted on and was submitted in July 2019 and is due to be decided on in February 2021. ,

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.

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