The Council’s Core Strategy sets out the amount of development to be delivered in the District up until 2026 as well as the broad locations for delivering housing and other major development needs such as employment, retail and transport. It does not deal with site-specific issues. All subsequent planning documents will build on the principles set out within the Core Strategy.
The Core Strategy was developed over a four year period and underwent Examination in Public during Summer 2010. The Core Strategy Inspector’s Report was issued in October 2010. The Core Strategy came into effect on 9th December 2010.