What is the Core Strategy?
The Core Strategy is the key Development Plan Document (DPD) in the Local Plan 2006 to 2026 (formerly Local Development Framework (LDF)) providing the vision and spatial strategy for the borough.
The document outlines the broad locations proposed for housing development and other strategic needs such as employment, retail and transport development. The core strategy will also draw on national and regional strategies that have implications for the future of the borough.
The core strategy is the key Development Plan Document (DPD) for the borough and all other documents within the Local Plan 2006 - 2026 (formerly LDF) must conform to it.
A list of the documents used to develop the document can be found on pages 89 to 92 of the Core Strategy (PDF)
The consultation process
An overview of how the council involved the local community and key stakeholders during the production of the document. For more information please visit consultation process
Examination in Public (EiP)
This is essentially a public inquiry by an independent inspector to test the soundness of the documents produced as part of the Local Plan 2006 - 2026 (formerly LDF) to decide if they are legally compliant and produced using good evidence. For more information, please visit examination in public
Adoption of the document by council
When did the council adopt the document? Please visit adoption of the document by council
Last updated: 17/01/2023 11:04