We undertook consultation on the Issues and Options papers between March 16 and April 28 2017. The Issues and Options Papers are available below, along with a summary of the representations we received through the consultation. A document containing all of the comments we received is also published. For any further information, please contact the Policy team.
Covers: Levels of development (including housing numbers and area of employment land), the Local Plan period, the location of development, the distribution of development.
Covers: Economy, employment land, job opportunities, rural employment, town and village centres, retail, town centre uses.
Covers: Nature sites, renewable energy, sustainability, healthy places, biodiversity.
Covers: Housing (affordable, self build, custom) housing markets, student housing, traveller accommodation, older persons accommodation and social requirements.
The Spatial Portrait uses social, economic and environmental data to paint a picture of the current issues that different areas of the Borough, and the Borough as a whole, are facing. The Local Plan Review can then try to address the weaknesses and threats, whilst building on the boroughs strengths and opportunities.
We have a duty to work with other Councils, County Councils and other bodies when preparing a Local Plan. Our Duty to Co-operate Statement sets out how we have co-operated with neighbouring authorities and other set bodies in relation to our Local Plan Review preparation.
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