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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 prepared and submitted by the Developer now that they have been selected. The first public meeting was held on the 10 August 2022. The second public consultation, prior to the application being submitted, will take place after the 2023 summer holidays via drop-in/ comments and further pre-application consultation with the Local Planning Authority will be undertaken.  People will also be able to make comments on the planning portal once the application has been submitted.

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