The consultation is an opportunity for residents and other interested parties to read the plan and make comment. The Steering Group is expecting a lot of interest.
Once the Consultation finishes (on April 14th) input will be used to refine and revise the plan. The Plan will then be formally submitted to SODC along side a Consultation Statement which will summarise the results of the Consultation.
This is a great step forward. You can read more and make your comment on the Consultation Page. You can download the Consultation Leaflet here. And you can see the Draft Plan, appendices and supporting documents on the Documents page.