The City Plan Part 1 draft was approved at P&R on the 24th of January 2013 and by Full Council on 31st January 2013. But it still has to go to a Planning Inspector and an Inquiry later in the year. And this is only Part 1.
The City Plan must already be taken into account when determining applications raised – even so, The Local Plan is still the main determining local policy document and many of its policies were ‘carried over’ into the City Plan. A couple of years of crossover will see both required for the time being.