National policy requires local planning authorities to ensure that the Local Plan is based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of the area. Evidence is also needed to support Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). Below is listed the evidence base for the new Local Plan Review.
Evidence for the current Core Strategy, Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document and Development Management Policies can be found on the Current Local Plan Evidence page. Please note that some of the evidence for the current Local Plan has been used for the emerging Local Plan Review and is therefore located under Local Plan Review evidence.
The evidence base for the Local Plan Review includes evidence commissioned for the Council and evidence produced in-house. The evidence base for the Local Plan Review also includes some site specific evidence for sites considered as options for development, some of which are proposed to be allocated. Much of the site-specific evidence was commissioned by site promoters and submitted during previous consultations or to accompany planning applications. It has not necessarily been endorsed by the Council.
Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment