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Core Strategy 2013

Core Strategy is the overarching planning policy document for the district

It sets out our long term vision to 2026 for our environment, our economy and our communities.

Our environment

  • We want to manage and maintain our rich natural and built environment

Our economy

  • We want to improve employment, educational attainment and economic performance

Our communities

  • We want our residents to have a high quality of life and enjoy where they live. We want people to want to work here and visit.

To deliver our vision the Core Strategy sets a target of 8,000 new homes and 20 ha. of land for general business use and 35,000 sqm. for retail use.

pdf icon Core Strategy Local Plan 2013 [24Mb]
pdf icon Policies Applicable 2013 onwards [266kb]

Delivery of our Core Strategy is supported by the Places and Policies Local Plan

pdf icon Places and Policies Local Plan, Oct 2016 [45Mb]

From Friday 7 October we are asking local people to comment on the Places and Policies Plan. 

Comment on a planning consultation