Local plan evidence base

The local plan evidence base is comprised of reports, assessments and studies covering topic areas relevant to planning and development of the borough. The information is used to inform and guide the preparation of planning policy and proposals in the local plan.

Unless explicitly referred to in the Issues and options local plan, evidence prepared prior to 2021 to support the joint local plan (now discontinued), has been published for transparency and information only at this stage. We will determine the weight attached to this evidence and which policy recommendations to take forward through the local plan in due course.