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What is the Local Plan?

Our Council Plan seeks to provide homes to meet needs, create opportunities for economic growth and enhance our environment.

Our Local Plan is at the forefront of delivering on all three objectives.

The Local Plan is a collection of plans and policies that set out the long term vision, objectives and policies and includes:

Core Strategy: Sets out the strategic planning policies for the district.

Land Allocations: Allocates land in the district for homes and jobs.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): A charge on some new developments to pay towards infrastructure improvements.

Neighbourhood Plans: Helping communities develop their own plans which can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land, such as the location and appearance of new buildings.

Development Management: Policies to guide development management decisions, such as looking for and meeting needs for Gypsy and Traveller sites.

Local Plan Evidence: A wide range of studies and data provide background information to the Local Plan, including evidence relating to 5 year land supply.